Troops clear Boko Haram forces from strongholds in Lake Chad basin

Troops clear Boko Haram forces

Troops have cleared Boko Haram sect’s stronghold in some communities in Lake Chad Basin Area.

The troops while clearing Chukungudu, Bulankasa and Geram, lost a soldier.

Army spokesman, Colonel Umar Usman, said five of the terrorists were killed, while others jumped into lake chad during the operation led by the general officer commanding the seventh army division, brigadier general victor Ezugwu.

Usman said the troops discovered the improvised explosive device manufacturing plant with primed Sucide Bomb Vests at Geiram, motor cycle/vehicle workshops and spare parts warehouse at Chukungudu.

They also captured four rounds of rocket propelled gun bombs, a double barrel gun, 349 packets of ammunition, three magazines , a link belt of machine gun ammunition and one ak-47 rifle magazines.

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