The Nigerian Army has said its troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Thursday recovered two heavy Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried in the ground at Gombori Borno State after information provided by an arrested terrorism suspect, Lawan Abbai.
This is in a statement released by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Usman Sani on Friday.
The statement also said the troops rescued 5 women and a baby and also arrested 4 fleeing suspects around the same area.
The statement reads, “Following information provided by an arrested suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Lawan Abbai, troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE yesterday morning carried out mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori which was along the troops main supply route. The troops located and recovered 2 heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.
“In the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted 4 fleeing suspected Boko Haram terrorists that alleged that were on their way to surrender to troops. On preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram terrorists members planting IEDs along troops routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai.
“Additionally, the troops rescued 5 women and a baby from Boko Haram terrorists at the same general area.”