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ICC Note: A Nigerian army spokesperson, Col. Sani Usman, reported five terrorist camps operated by Boko Haram in Borno state have been captured and cleared. In recent months, the Nigerian army has made massive inroads against the Islamic terror group as they continue their mission to defeat the extremists by December of 2015. Borno state in northeastern Nigeria has been the heart of Boko Haram since their creation and has been a major threat to the lake Chad region. Boko Haram has continued their targeting of Christian communities through rape, murder, and kidnappings. 

11/05/2015 Nigeria (Vanguard) – The Nigerian Army disclosed last night that it has destroyed another set of 5 terrorist camps operated by the Boko Haram group in Marte Local government area of Borno state .

It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai debunked the Governor’s assertion that some communities in the Local government area were still been controlled by the terrorists group insisting that all Nigerian communities had been liberated.

During the confrontation to clear the camps, the army said its troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists, recovered two dane guns, one double barrel and 12 motorcycles abandoned by the fleeing terrorists.

A statement detailing the army operation, signed by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman said, “In efforts to continually dominate, recover territories and clear all Nigerian territory of Boko Haram vestiges, the advancing troops of 5 Brigade Task Group have today (yesterday) cleared 5 more terrorists camps at Hausari and Baranga in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

“The troops during and encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the camps killed 2 terrorists and recovered 2 Dane guns and a Double Barrel gun, while 12 motorcycles abandoned by some fleeing terrorists were destroyed.

“In addition, a suspected female member of the terrorists group was captured and is currently undergoing interrogation.

“It will be recalled that troops of 5 Brigade had some time last month cleared and destroyed twenty terrorist’s camps at Kerenowa general area.

“In a related development, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade on patrol between Bitta –Yamteke in Borno State to block Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from Lagaran Fulani to enter Sambisa forest, discovered 2 planted Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and successfully detonated them.

Continuing the statement said, “We wish to state here that, while striving to stamp out terrorists from Nigerian territory, the troops remain committed to ensuring that they cleared and secure all known Boko Haram terrorists’ camps and enclaves so that no terrorist infiltrates and return to any of the recovered areas.”

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