The Nigerian Army has reportedly captured a T-55 armored tank and an Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) from Boko Haram militants
The Nigerian Army has scored a victory against Boko Haram after troops seized some highly sophisticated weapons from the sect.
Soldiers were able to capture a T-55 armored tank and a top of the range Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) after a September 26 battle in Konduga, Borno State.
The militants were said to have attempted to capture the town again but they were pushed back by the army despite arriving the scene with the T-55 tank.
According to Sahara Reporters, the weapons were eventually seized and more than 100 Boko Haram members were killed.
A military source reportedly said:
"The sheer power of the tank surprised us. And the tank has camouflage painting that made it blend with the area in a way that it could not have easily been detected by Nigerian jets flying over the area,"
The sect’s possession of the tank is said to be a firm pointer that the group is receiving a lot of funding from wealthy supporters.