Troops Destroy Boko Haram’s IED Factory In Sambisa

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By Augustine Osayande

Nigerian troops from Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Tuesday capture and destroy major Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory belonging to Boko Haram terrorist group located on the fringes of Lake Chad and the Sambisa forest

Confirming the report Deputy Director Public Relations of the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu said the IED making factory was captured and destroyed during an offensive and clearance operation that has in the last four weeks led to severe depletion of Boko Haram terrorists and destruction of their enclaves

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Nwachukwu added that the troops were supported by the Nigerian Air Force to further exploit deep into the far ends of Camp Zairo. He said the troops successfully engaged the insurgents, demobilized their vehicle-borne IEDs and neutralized quite a number of the terrorists

“Land and air components of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have continued to exploit earlier successes made in the conduct of Operation DEEP PUNCH II; an offensive and clearance operation that has in the last four weeks led to severe depletion of Boko Haram terrorists and destruction of several of their enclaves in the fringes of Lake Chad and the Sambisa forest.

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“Yesterday Tuesday 6th February 2018, the troops, closely supported by the Nigerian Air Force further exploited deep into the far ends of Camp Zairo and aggressively carried out an offensive against Boko Haram terrorists defending a major Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making the factory. The gallant troops successfully engaged the insurgents, demobilized their vehicle-borne IEDs and neutralized quite a number of the terrorists, as well as capturing the IED making factory” Nwachukwu said.

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The special operation spokesman said the troops recovered 88 Gas Cylinders, 1 Laptop computer, one 100m  Ultra High-Frequency Hand-held Radio (UHF  HH Radio), 1 Motorola GP 180, Theodolite and 2 Global Positioning Systems (GPS). The troops also destroyed 22 Motorcycles, 18 Bicycles and provision store.  “It is gratifying to note that buoyed by these unprecedented successes, troops morale remain high and are unrelenting in ensuring the imminent and total clearance of the remaining Boko Haram terrorists,” Nwachukwu said.

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