ABUJA – Troops operating in the North-East have captured documents containing list and sketches of communities and towns apparently slated for attack from fleeing terrorists in Adamawa.
This is contained in a post on the website of the Defence Headquarters obtained by newsmen yesterday in Abuja.
It said in two separate operations spanning Adamawa and Bauchi states, the troops also killed 27 suspected terrorists during fierce confrontations in a bid to rid the areas of insurgency.
“During a hot pursuit of the terrorists around Hildi, Adamawa, at least seven of the terrorists lost their lives.
“A total of five rifles, hundreds of rounds of ammunition as well as bows and arrows were captured from them.
“During an operation conducted on Balmo and Lame forests linking Borno, Bauchi and Adamawa states, the troops recovered rifles and a number of motorcycles and after resistance, the terrorists were crushed.
“Over 20 of the terrorists lost their lives while some were wounded.
“At the end of the encounter, troops eventually took firm control of the forest,” the post said.
It added that the campaign against terrorists’ activities was continuing with air and land operations being conducted in various theatres in parts of the country.