The Brigade during a cordon and search operation at Sandia, Kokakowa and Nyaleri villages suspected to be Boko Haram enclaves early today, discovered and destroyed another Improvised Explosives Device (IED) making factory at Miyati and Nyaleri villages, along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Nigeria.
In addition, three terrorists were arrested comprising an “Ameer”, a high contact and a foot soldier. Among items discovered apart from the IED making equipment, were a Peugeot pick up van, foodstuffs, 10-KVA Lister generator, gas cylinders, borehole, pumping machine, 3 bags of maize, 1 bag of millet and 13 empty AGO jerry cans, amongst others.
The joint operation between the Brigade and Nigerian Air Force who provided air cover and tracking, was part of the determined effort by the military to root out terrorists in the general area and open more roads hitherto held by the terrorists for public usage.
It is also part of the renewed effort and vigour on the part of our troops to meet up with the set dateline that has turned the tide and momentum of the battle against the Boko Haram terrorists in our country. I am glad to say that the troops are on high morale and very excited with their accomplishment thus far.
In a related development, troops have made substantial progress in an advance to reclaim and destroy terrorists held areas within Gamboru Ngala general area.