Troops kill 20 terror suspects in Borno, recover weapons

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 said this in a statement on Sunday, added that 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.

Usman stated, “Five vehicles, heavily laden with Improvised Explosives Devices, about to be unleashed on 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.”

The Army spokesman said the troops also destroyed five motorcycles decorated with terrorists’ flag and a Toyotal Hilux vehicle mounted with Anti-Aircraft gun during the raid.

He explained that the troops detonated and traced an IED with wires connected to the residence of a terrorist commander in the village.

The Army Acting spokesman pointed out that the insurgents had been occupying portions of Gamboru Ngala, Kala Balge, Guzamala and Dikwa Local Government Areas of Borno State while the headquarters of Guijba Local Government of Yobe State was long deserted.

He said 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 use.

“Additionally, with the support of Nigerian Air Force, I am glad to inform you that our gallants troops yesterday(Saturday) liberated Dikwa LGA. During the battle, troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army destroyed one of the terrorists’ camp at Faljari village along Dikwa-Maiduguri road, Borno Statw,” he added.