The joint patrol team of Sector 1 of 27 Task Force Brigade and Army Headquarters Strike Group of the Nigerian Army pursued remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists at Kaidiri in Damasak Borno State into Niger Republic with gunshot wounds.
Confirming the report Acting Director Army Public Relations Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman said the patrol team went to cleared Boko Haram terrorists enclaves in Buhari, Matari and Kaidiri villages located some kilometres to Damasak. “The remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists at Kaidiri on sighting the patrol team chickened out and withdrew in disarray into Niger Republic with gunshot wounds. The troops pursued them and got 2 Boko Haram terrorists. In addition, they recovered 7 motorcycles and borehole equipment” Usman said.
Meanwhile troops of 7 Division in conjunction with Nigeria Police Explosive Ordnance Device team has recovered and successfully detonated Improvised Explosive Device (IEDs) in Gomari, Maiduguri metropolis.
The Army spokesman said the IEDs were planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists that came in tricycle also known as Keke NAPEP. He calls for more vigilance and security conscious on the part of everyone especially the residents of Maiduguri and its environs. “The fight against the menace of Boko Haram terrorists is a collective responsibility that requires positive contribution from all citizenry. People should please be wary of suspicious persons or objects and report same to the nearest security agency or post” Usman said.