Troops of the Nigerian Army on Monday said it had made a remarkable progress in its quest to flush terrorism out of the country after the arrest of a Boko Haram kingpin identified as John Trankil, at Kasuwar Shanu in the Maiduguri metropolis.
According to a report released by the Army through its official twitter handle, the terrorists were said to have sneaked into Maiduguri armed with AK 47 assault rifles and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices meant to be detonated at selected targets in the city.
Also, a division of the Army under the 21 Brigade, while on offensive operations on Boko Haram terrorists location, with the support from the Nigerian Airforce discovered and destroyed the terrorists’ Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and Rocket making factory along Bama-Gonin Kurmi within the outskirts of Bama town, Borno State.
Several items were recovered during both operations which includes; gas cylinders, welding machine, pipes and poles. Others include locally made rocket shells, large quantity of assorted chemicals, unprimed IEDs and various technical and laboratory equipment suspected to be stolen from schools’ laboratories around Bama before they were dislodged from the area.
The Theatre Commander operation Lafiya Dole (peace by force), Maj. Gen. Yusha’u Mahmood Abubakar, commend the efforts of the troops and implored them to be more vigilant and focused on the job.