Following reports by some good citizens about Boko Haram terrorists activities and on hearing of very loud explosions near Dikwa this morning, Wednesday 27th April 2016, troops of 22 Brigade embarked on a patrol to Ajiri and Antul villages, South East of Dikwa along Dikwa-Gulumbagana road. The patrol made contact with Boko Haram logistics elements who specialized in using the 2 villages as base for food storage and other logistics before moving them to Bama and then to Sambisa forest.
In the encounter 5 Boko Haram terrorists were arrested comprising 3 adults and 2 minors.
The under aged male children were dressed in new Boko Haram uniforms we earlier reported. The troops recovered 1 truck, 2 Golf cars painted in mud, 4 bicycles and 3 x 5kva power generating set, as well as 55 bags of corn.
Thank you for your kind cooperation. Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations