Posted by News Express | 8 March 2017 | 2,138 times
In order to clear fleeing Boko Haram terrorists hibernating within remote and border areas, Nigerian and Cameroonian troops have carried out another joint operation to weed out Boko Haram terrorists along Nigeria and Cameroon border, the military high command has said.
In a statement issued on Wednesday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman, the Army disclosed that “The two days joint operation which was led by Col. Dourai and Lt. Col. Mohaman of the Cameroonian Defence Forces had troops drawn from the Cameroon’s Battalion Rapid Intervention (BRI) and 151 Task Force Battalion of 21 Brigade, Nigerian Army.
“During the operation which ended on Tuesday, troops of the two countries cleared Siyara, Kote, Sigawa and proceeded to Bulabundibe towns. Other areas cleared include AdeleKe, Tchatike and Lamukura villages.
“While conducting the operation the troops came in contact with Boko Haram terrorists and neutralised many of them, apprehended two others, while many other terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The Troops further recovered an unserviceable Toyota Canter, seven Dane Guns and five Boko Haram terrorists flags, four vehicle tyres, two Motorcycles and vehicle spare parts. “While addressing the Joint Troops, at the conclusion of the clearance operation, the team leader, Col. Dourai, stated that the operation was carried out to secure both countries’ borders from the menace of the Boko Haram terrorists. He further commended the Nigeria Army and the conduct of the troops.
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