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Boko Haram ‘Terrorists now hide on trees,’ Army says

The disclosure was made by Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman via a statement released on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

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The Nigerian Army has said that Boko Haram terrorists have now taken to hiding on trees to avoid being caught by soldiers.

The disclosure was made by Army spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman via a statement released on Sunday, April 17, 2016.

It reads:

“Troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B and 22 Task Force Brigade conducted a simultaneous dawn raid on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts at Biggoro, Warpaya and Aura, North  of Kumshe in Bama Local Government Area.

“The essence of the operation was to stop the reported criminal activities of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the three villages. This became necessary as previous efforts were futile. The suspected terrorists kept coming in search of food, water and shelter.

“The surprised dawn attack yielded positive result as the troops discovered well concealed observation posts on trees in the villages constructed by the terrorists to give them early warning of troops movement or approach.

“In addition the troops found out that the observation posts though tree tops, were constructed in such a manner with chairs and ropes to pull up foods and other needs by the sentry without necessarily coming down the trees.

“To also save for the rainy day, the terrorists had underground food storage facilities where they stocked large quantity of foodstuffs. The troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and also recovered 3 AK-47 rifles, magazines and ammunitions. They also recovered 2 motorcycles from them. In addition they rescued 2 children from the terrorists.”

The military also recently discovered a large cache of arms worth N20 million and owned by the terrorists in Borno.

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