Brave troops of the Nigerian Army have destroyed 7 Boko Haram camps and successfully detonated 7 Improvised Explosive Devices, with over 200 terrorists reported to have surrendered on counter insurgency operations in Banki town, Borno State.
Army Spokesperson, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement on Friday, announced that troops on Thursday recaptured Banki town in Borno state from Boko Haram terrorists.
The statement read: “heroic Nigerian troops have today captured the economic important and strategic town of Banki in Borno State which is equally noted for fishing.”
“It is important to note that major economic and trading activities between Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African countries takes place in the town.”
Colonel Usman said the gallant troops have completed going through the town and the famous Boko Haram Islamiyah (An Islamic School) building.
He added the soldiers have destroyed 7 Boko Haram camps and successfully detonated 7 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
Usman noted that during the encounter to recapture the town, several Boko Haram terrorists were killed and several others were captured alive between Banki junction and Ngorosoye.
He acknowledged the recapture of the strategic town to the concerted efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and close liaison with the Cameroon’s Army.