Buratai in chat on Monday, informed that the Nigerian troops were not deterred by the terrorists’ change of tactics including the use of girl-child suicide bombers and proliferation of improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in parts of the North-East.
He said that the Nigerian Army has recovered a lot territories and IEDs making factories from the terrorists.
“Our troops are in action with more IED factories discovered, IED materials and challenging terrain. This is still not deterring the troops’ push,” he said.
He recalled that sometime in October, “a suicide bomber tried to infiltrate into own location, but was accosted by our troops in collaboration with local Vigilantes.
“She immediately on sighting the troops and vigilantes triggered off the explosives on her. She instantly got scattered into pieces killing a vigilante in the process”.
Also, the Director of Army Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Monday, said that the Nigerian troops from 243 Battalion, 5 Brigade Nigerian Army on fighting patrol encountered some suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists holed up at a primary school in Duwabafi village, Borno State, on Sunday.
Usman said that there was heavy exchange of gunfire in which the patrol killed four suspected Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, four various sizes of solar energy panels, several types of drugs and five motorcycles.
He also said that “the patrol has returned to base and further restrategizing for more onslaught on all remaining vestiges of Boko Haram elements within the area”.