One of the equipment seized by the Nigerian troops in Maiduguri after arresting the Boko Haram kingpin
And in a preliminary investigation carried out by the troops, it was revealed that there are still other strong members of the group within the city which remain at large in spite of the soldiers’ invasion of the troubled capital city.
In the press statement issued by Colonel Rabe Abubakar, the media coordinator of operation Lafiya Dole and made available to charles ebere blog, it was gathered that there is still a Hilux vehicle with about 20 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) which they would detonate at select places within the city.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect said that 9 of them were sneaked into the Maiduguri armed with AK 47 assault rifle each and a Hilux vehicle laden with 20 Improvised Explosive Devices meant to be detonated at some selected targets in the city,” the statement read.
The woman was caught with four children she had with the unnamed Boko Haram kingpin, after he took to his heels following a gun battle with soldiers.
This news of recent victories over the insurgents will be seen as a welcome development by the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS), Lt-General Tukur Burutai, who has consistently stated that the Nigerian military will meet up with the December deadline to crush the insurgents.