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Nigerian Army Dislodge Boko Haram from Border Towns



The Nigerian Army made tremendous progress against the terrorist sect, Boko Haram yesterday, after they dislodged the group from various camps in the North-East.

Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, said soldiers of the 5th Brigade were able to destroy all Boko Haram camps at the border towns of Kerenowa and Chikun Gudu as well other villages in Borno State.

According to Col. Usman on Saturday, troops discovered and destroyed over 20 well-fortified terrorist camps in the general area of Kerenowa, including some at the gateway to Kerenoa, Gumada and Dogon Gida.

“In addition, the troops have also discovered that to evade aerial reconnaissance and bombardment, the terrorists have dug twin tunnels to conceal their facilities and routes in and out of the camp.

“Among facilities discovered were training areas equipped with instructional and training materials that include wooden guns, amongst others.

“The troops have also cleared Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) along the road linking Marte, New Marte and Kerenowa.

“It is apparent that the Boko Haram terrorists lacked the will to fight as they are in obvious disarray, abandoning their camps fleeing and leaving behind vehicles, solar panels used to power devices, food and other logistics, beddings, various IED making devices, cables and cords,” he revealed.

The Army Spokesman, maintained that the advancing troops’ morale remains high and they are confident of meeting with the set deadline, as directed by the President.

“We still reiterate our call for citizens to remain confident in the ability of our troops to eliminate all remaining vestiges of the terrorists before the year runs out in line with Presidential directives.

“Citizens are also requested to kindly provide useful and credible information to the military about any known terrorist or sympathisers,” concluded the statement.