The Nigeria army says its troops have killed two Boko Haram terrorists, recovered three AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunition and rescued two children from the terrorists.
The Army spokesman, Sani Usman, in a statement on Sunday also said the troops uncovered well-concealed observation posts used by the insurgents to monitor the movement of government forces.
“On Saturday 16 April 2016, troops of seven division strike group team B and 22 task force brigade conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, North of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area,” the statement read.
“The essence of the operation was to stop the reported criminal activities of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the three villages.
“This became necessary as previous efforts were futile. The suspected terrorists kept coming in search for food, water and shelter.
“The surprised dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered well concealed observation posts on trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists to give them early warning of troops movement or approach. In addition the troops found out that the observation posts though tree tops, were constructed in such a manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees.
“To also save for the rainy day, the terrorists had underground food storage facilities where they stocked large quantity of foodstuff. The troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and also recovered three AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunition. They also recovered two motorcycles from them. In addition they rescued two children from the terrorists.”