The Nigerian troops said it had destroyed a patent medicine outlet and major market owned by Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state. About 195 persons captives, 300 cows, 200 sheep and 130 goats, which had been rustled by insurgents, were rescued during the operation. Sani Usman, army spokesman said “quite a number” of insurgents were, also, killed.
“The Nigerian troops of 7 Division Garrison comprising 112 Battalion and Armed Forces Special Forces yesterday carried out a joint clearance patrol on suspected Boko Haram terrorists locations at Kwaptara, Mijigete, Garin Boka, Mosole, Ngubdori, Ma’asa, Dukje and Gulumba in Dikwa and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno State.
“The troops discovered Boko Haram terrorists camp, patent medicine outfit and major market at Gulumba.
“Quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed and several items were recovered. This includes two logistic trucks, 180 motorcycles, 750 bicycles and various perishable and non-perishable items such as a 100 KVA Mikano generator and grinding machine.
“In addition, they also rescued goats rustled by the insurgents.
“The troops also recovered military items such as camouflage uniforms as well as rifle magazines and grenades.
“Consequently, we would like to thank all those good citizens who provide the timely information and enjoin all to see the fight against Boko Haram terrorists as a collective responsibility to enable us clear the remnants of the insurgents in the north east and other parts of the country,” Mr. Usman, a colonel, said.