Communication equipment used by the Boko Haram sect for shooting and posting online video messages of their leaders have been recovered, the Defence headquarters revealed yesterday.
The military has made several successful attempts to smoke the insurgents who have been unleashing mayhem in the Northeastern part of Nigeria out of their holes.
Some of the fleeing insurgents had regrouped in recent days in a bid to fight back, but the Special Forces of the JTF has began night and day patrols to discover their hideouts and dislodge remnants of the terrorists.
Laptops, mobile communication equipment (GSM phones), other equipment used for shooting and posting online videos, as well as locally made rockets and rocket launchers were among several items seized by the JTF and were displayed for a 9-man Defence Headquarters Assessment Team that paid a visit to Borno and Yobe states at the weekend.
Brigadier General Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information in a statement said as a follow up to “scheduled assessment visits to troops in the North East of the country, a nine member Defence Headquarters Operational Assessment Team has returned from Yobe and Borno States to brief the Chief of Defence Staff with updates on the situation in the operational area of the Special Forces operating in the North East”.
Following the declaration of a state of emergency in Yobe, Borno and Adamawa states last month, the force has been conducting operations to stop terrorism and to restore normalcy to the Northeastern part of the country.
The team visited troop’s location in various parts of Borno and Yobe States.
Interacting with the troops inside Sambisa forest, the team leader and Director of Operations in the Defence Headquarters, Air Vice Marshal Olatunji Faloyin, conveyed the greetings and commendation of the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), whom he said was very proud of the troops”.
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