7 February 2018

Nigeria: Troops Destroy Major Bomb Factory in Sambisa Forest

Nigerian Army on Wednesday said its troops destroyed a large scale Improvised Explosive Device (IED) factory and captured several Boko Haram terrorists in Sambisa Forest and Lake Chad region.

Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, the Deputy Director, Army Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri.

Nwachukwu stated that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, under Operation DEEP PUNCH II, supported by Nigeria Air Force, pursed the insurgents deep into the forest and destroyed their hideouts.

He noted that "on Feb. 6, 2018, the troops, closely supported by Nigerian Air Force, further exploited deep into the far end of Camp Zairo and aggressively carried out an offensive against Boko Haram terrorists, destroying a major Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory.

"The gallant troops successfully engaged the insurgents, demobilised their IED-borne vehicle, neutralised a number of them and captured the IED making factory."

The deputy director revealed that the troops recovered 88 Gas Cylinders; one laptop computer, one 100m Ultra High Frequency Hand-held Radio (UHF HH Radio), one Motorola GP 180, Theodolite and two Global Positioning System (GPS).

He added that the troops also destroyed 22 motorcycles, 18 bicycles and other consumables.

He explained that sequel to the unprecedented successes recorded in the war against Boko Haram insurgents in the past few weeks, troops' morale remained high and unrelenting in ensuring total clearance of the terrorists' remnant.

NAN

Nigeria

I'm Considering Running for President, Saraki Says

The number of aspirants seeking to get the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) is set to rise as Senate… Read more »

See What Everyone is Watching

Copyright © 2018 Vanguard. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 700 reports a day from more than 140 news organizations and over 500 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.