Army destroys Boko Haram rocket factory

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Captures two more leaders

As top officials from Nigeria and Cameroun began

fresh discussion on trans-border military

operations on Wednesday, the Nigerian Army has

announced a string of successes with the

destruction of a Boko Haram rocket factory and

the capture of two more Boko Haram leaders.

A statement issued by Nigerian Army spokesman,

Colonel Sani Usman also disclosed that troops

captured two of the top 100 wanted Boko Haram

leaders who were lying low as a ‘maiguard’ (night

watchman) while another suspect on the list was

arrested in Maiduguri metropolis.

He further noted that troops from 154 Task Force

Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade who dismantled

another Boko Haram camp at Matali in Damboa

Local Government Area of Borno State.

He stated that during the operation, some

insurgents were killed and some weapons and

Improvised Explosive making Devices (IEDs) were

recovered while other troops in another battalion

also achieved their objectives.

“The troops of 111 Special Forces Battalion, 7

Division Garrison Nigerian Army, during a special

raid operation carried out on Tuesday at Delwa

general area, discovered and knocked out Boko

Haram terrorists’ rocket factory at Jamrari, Borno

State.

“This unprecedented development has put paid to

the much touted ability of the terrorists to fabricate

rockets and their launchers using rudimentary

materials.

“This has further crippled the terrorists and greatly

emboldens the troops in carrying out more

offensive actions against the terrorists till they are

defeated.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur

Yusufu Buratai, who is on constant communication

with the troops, commended them for this singular

act and other similar feats and encouraged them to

do more more so that the terrorists are on the

verge of being defeated,” he stated.

According to Usman, soldiers and policemen, in

separate operations, captured two of Nigeria’s

most wanted Boko Haram leaders.

“Wednesday, troops of 101 Task Force Battalion, 7

Division Garrison, along Lagos Street Maiduguri,

Borno State, arrested yet another declared wanted

Boko Haram terrorists leader.

“The suspect who gave his name as Abubakar

Sadiq, works as night watchman to one

Muhammad Daggash; a closer look at him shows

that he was suspect number 28 among the

suspected Boko Haram terrorists that were

declared by the Nigerian Army last month.

“In a related development, the Nigeria Police,

Borno State Command, arrested yet another

suspected Boko Haram kingpin, Mohammed

Usman, at Abuja Talakawa Ward of Maiduguri

metropolis, Borno state yesterday.

“The suspect who matches the photograph of

suspect Number 40 on the poster containing the

photographs of the 100 wanted suspected Boko

Haraam terrorists, was arrested after painstaking

effort and tracking by the police.

“There is no doubt that the arrests of the suspected

terrorists are important milestones which show the

synergy of effort in the fight against terrorism and

insurgency in Nigeria among the security agencies

and the public.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur

Yusufu Buratai commended the vigilant troops and

the Nigeria Police in particular, Borno State

Command, for their great efforts.

“The Nigerian Army wishes to reiterate that as we

move for the final onslaught against Boko Haram

terrorists, there is the urgent need for all of us to

be more vigilant and security conscious,” Usman

stated.

At the opening ceremony of the Fourth Session of

Nigeria-Cameroun Trans-Border Security

Committee Meeting in Abuja on Wednesday,

National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj-Gen.

Babagana Mongonu (rtd), Minister of Foreign

Affairs, Mr. Goeffrey Onyeama and the

Camerounian Minister of Territorial Administration

and Decentralisation, Rene Emmanuel Sadi all

reaffirmed the two countries determination

towards defeating Boko Haram.

Mongonu said that the Fourth Session of the

meeting was timely with regard to the resolve of

President Buhari and Paul Biya of Cameroun, for

peace and stability of the two countries, in

particular and the sub-region in general.

“To put an end to the scourge of terrorist activities,

the Nigerian Government recently issued a

marching order to the Nigerian military to defeat

the Boko Haram terrorists by the end of this year

2015.

“ It should be noted that the order is presently

being carried out with military precision,” he said.

Foreign Affairs Minister, Mr. Onyeama who was

represented by the Minister of State for Foreign

Affairs, Hajia Khadija Bukar Abba expressed

confidence that the two countries’ resolute and

determined efforts towards defeating Boko Haram

terrorists through collaborative efforts would

effectively improved border security.

“Nigeria and Cameroun remain resolute and

determined to defeat Boko Haram; the terror

attacks over the weekend in Paris, France draws,

once again, into sharp focus the global dimension

and reach of terror.

“We must remain resolute and very determined to

stand with the rest of the world to defeat these evil

purveyors of hate and extremism,” the Minister

stated.


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