In a bid to prevent the Boko Haram insurgents from transporting livestock into the border, the Nigerian Army has blocked all routes. The troops have been reported to have cleared four camps occupied by Boko Haram terrorists in Faldan, Kidiziromari, Kuroshini, Kurumari and Ngulda area of Aulari in the Sambisa forest.
According to Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, one Boko Haram member was killed while trying to escape from the camp and 31 hostages were rescued. An underground storage facility, farm produce in metal drums, several bicycles and motorcycles were discovered by the troops. Farmland yet to be harvested were set ablaze by the terrorists. A wooden rifle used for training and practice by the terrorists was also retrieved.
By Kindness Okoli