Nigerian troops on Operation Lafiya Dole discovered an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory in Borno state.
According to a statement by army spokesperson, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, he said the operation was carried out on Thursday, March 23.
The army spokesperson added that a soldier was however injured in the gunfire and had to evacuated by the air force for treatment
Read statement below:
Troops of 103 Battalion, 7 Division, Nigerian Army of Operation LAFIYA DOLE along with some Civilian JTF today, conducted clearance operation at Gombole, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
During the operation, the troops neutralized a number of Boko Haram terrorists hiding in the area. They also discovered and destroyed an Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) factory located at the village.
The team further recovered 3 motorcycles, 4 primed Vests and 4 stolen military desert camouflage. They rescued 4 females and 6 children from the terrorists.
Unfortunately, a soldier sustained injury and he was evacuated by Nigerian Air Force. The soldier is in stable condition
See pictures below: