Troops have intercepted and detonated a Golf Wagon car laden with Improvised Explosive Devices, IED, around Goniri area of Borno State.
The Nigeria Army said that the successful operation was carried out on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and those of the 120 Battalion, Goniri, and sub-units of the Defence Companies under the 27 Task Force Brigade Garrison, Buni Yadi, Yobe State.
In a statement it issued, the Army said that intelligence report revealed that some escaping terrorists were hiding in some communities near the Brigade.
The statement read: “On the approach of the troops towards their hideout, the fleeing terrorists lying in wait were unable to withstand the heavy fire power of the troops. They quickly set the IED laden vehicle ablaze and fled the scene, having laid a number of IEDs in wait for the troops. The gallant troops were able to detonate the vehicle, detected and detonated other explosives laid for them.
“It would be recalled that some fleeing Boko Haram terrorists met their waterloo recently while trying to escape through 120 Battalion blocking position in Goniri. The desperate terrorists were severely dealt with by the gallant troops.
“Their fuel dump was discovered and destroyed. The troops also recovered several items such as special IED tube, three bicycles and Boko Haram terrorists’ flag. Other terrorist hideouts destroyed during the clearance operation include Ajingi, Talala, Malunti, in Borno State and Doksa 1, 2 and 3, in Yobe State, the Army said.
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