Military liberates the strategic town of Banki

The Defence Headquarters has announced the capturing of the town of Banki, Bauchi, a town noted for its economic and strategic importance.

The arrested members of the s urgent group, Boko Haram PHOTO: DHQ

The arrested members of the s insurgent group, Boko Haram PHOTO: DHQ

The DHQ fevealed this today in a statement released today.

“It is important to note that major economic and trading activities between Nigeria, Cameroon and Central African countries takes place in the town.

“The gallant troops have completed exploiting through the town and terrorists’ famous Boko Haram Islamiyah (An Islamic School) building. In addition, the soldiers have destroyed 7 Boko Haram camps and successfully detonated 7 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). The troops have succeeded in discovering and detonating 13 IEDs between Darel Jamal and Banki.

The DHQ said 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.

The recapture of the strategic town was facilitated by concerted efforts of the Nigerian Air Force and close liaison with the Cameroon’s Army.

The recapture of this town apart restoring Nigeria’s territory law, would improve the economic activities in that area.

Inthe statement, the Defence Headquarters also said a notorious terrorist trying to escape with his family, was intercepted by troops between Pulka and Gwoza and has surrendered himself to the troops.

Efforts to consolidate on the gains made by troops towards ridding all parts of Nigerian territory of Boko Haram terrorists are ongoing.

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