By Chris Nomjov
Troops of the Nigerian Army have captured Alagarno from the grip of Boko Haram terrorists. The capture was part of a successful raid and routing of the insurgents by the Nigerian troops so far.
According to a press release, by the Head of Defense Information, Major Gen. Chris Olukolade, the mission was completed, this morning.
“Nigerian troops have this morning successfully completed a raid on all terrorist camps in Alagarno in Borno State. Alagarno is the major haven of terrorists ahead of Sambisa forest.
“A number of weapons and equipment were captured during the operation. Items captured from the terrorists included Armoured vehicles, several arms and ammunitions of various sizes and calibres, power generating sets, grenades and Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), bows and arrows, megaphones and rolls of copper cable which the terrorists used as one of the materials to make IEDs.
“Cordon and search as well as mop up of the community is still on going to make the environment safe for displaced locals to return.
“Aside being one of the strongholds of terrorists in the State, Alagarno also provided routes used by the terrorists to neighbouring towns and countries. The thick forest in the area had made it a safe haven for the terrorists for a long time as the terrain was not easily accessible and it was endowed with natural hideouts from aerial bombardments.
Director, Defence Information