Troops of the 22 Brigade embarked on a patrol to Ajiri and Antul villages, South East of Dikwa along Dikwa-Gulumbagana road, and arrested some suppliers of Boko Haram.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the army spokesman said the arrest was made following reports by some good citizens about Boko Haram terrorists activities and on hearing of very loud explosions near Dikwa the troops made some investigation.
The patrol made contact with Boko Haram logistics elements who specialised in using the 2 villages as base for food storage and other logistics before moving them to Bama and then to Sambisa forest. In the encounter 5 Boko Haram terrorists were arrested comprising 3 adults and 2 minors.
The under aged male children were dressed in new Boko Haram uniforms we earlier reported. The troops recovered 1 truck, 2 Golf cars painted in mud, 4 bicycles and 3 x 5kva power generating set, as well as 55 bags of corn.
The Nigerian army in their intensified efforts to win the war against insurgency have killed 7 Boko Haram terrorists including a notorious kingpin known as Albani of Monguno. The troops of 7 Brigade, 8 Task Force Division who embarked on a clearance operation since Monday, April 25, cleared various hideouts of the insurgents ahead of Gratte in Kukawa local government area of Borno state.