Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 20 terrorists at Faljari, along the Dikwa-Maiduguri Road, the Army has said.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, who made the comment in an electronic mail on Sunday, said the troops also destroyed the camps of the insurgents at Faljari village along Dikwa-Maiduguri road, Borno State on Sunday.
He said Faljari was used by the insurgents as one of their logistic bases in the face-off with the troops.
According to him, “Five vehicles heavily laden with Improvised Explosives Devices about to be unleashed into the society, four motorcycles, one Toyota Hilux mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns, one Anti-Aircraft Gun and one General Purpose Machine Gun, three extra Barrels of Anti-Aircraft Gun, a box of Anti-Aircraft Gun Ammunition, 3 SIM cards and a damaged AK-47 Rifle” were recovered from the insurgents.
Usman said the troops also destroyed five motorcycles decorated with terrorists’ flags and a Toyota Hilux vehicle mounted with Anti-Aircraft gun during the raid.
He said the troops detonated and traced an IED with wires connected to the residence of a terrorist commander in the village.
The Army Acting Spokesman said the insurgents had been occupying portions of Gamboru Ngala, Kala Balge, Guzamala and Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State while the headquarters of Guijba Local Government of Yobe State was long deserted.
He added that the troops also cleared towns and roads that were held by the terrorists and laced with mines such as Biu-Buni Yadi-Damaturu and Biu-Sabon Gari-Damboa roads and made them safe for pubic usage.
He said that the troops and indeed the Nigerian Army would not rest until every portion of the Nigerian soil was liberated from the control of the insurgents.
The military had dislodged the terrorist from Dikwa during a combined operation which involved the fighter pilots of the Nigerian Air Force and ground forces on Friday morning.