At the early hours of today, Wednesday 4th May 2016, troops of 156 Task Force Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, assisted by Civilian JTF embarked on a long range patrol aimed at clearing remnants of Boko Haram terrorists at Ngula and Kukuruk villages in Alagarno general area.
The troops encountered and engaged surprised elements of Boko Haram terrorists in a gun battle. The terrorists escaped leaving trails of blood from gun shot injuries they sustained.
The patrol team later made startling discovery in the area; they found out that it served as the Boko Haram terrorists’ administration and harbour area, Field Hospital and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making factory.
The troops recovered the following items at the base; 6 Motorcycles, 2 Bicycles, 4 Machine Gun Mounts, 1 Power Generating Set, 3 Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) Tyres, 10 Bags of assorted foodstuff, 4 different Vehicles Radiators, a Wheel chair, 2 Clutches, 1 Stretcher and 11 different Car batteries. Other items include 3 Gas Cylinders, 2 Stabilizer 1 Welding Machine, 3 Motorcycle Batteries and 4 Gallons stuffed with grains.
The troops also recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo Engine, 1 Toyota Hilux Engine, 1 Blanket, 1 Megaphone, 1 Escola’s Box, 4 Motorcycle Wheels, 1 Grinding Machine, 1 vehicle gear box, 1 damaged part of a Canter truck, military uniforms, an unserviceable laptop, 2 Wheel barrows and 3 Vehicle Jacks.
Similarly, the patrol team recovered 3 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 31 IEDs Primers, 2 Flash Drives containing vital information, Surgical Gloves and Urine bags. Other items recovered include Bandages, 2 tyre pumps, .50 inch Browning Machine Gun parts, as well as a 60mm Mortar Bomb, Sphygmomanometer, Anti-Tetanus Injection, Penicillin Injections and other medications and medical equipment. They also recovered a trailer truck, damaged vehicle, 2 Slates, Holy Qur’an, Handcuffs and Solar Panels among other items.
The team has followed the blood trail left by the insurgents and exploiting further to dominate the general area with patrols to further secure it.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations