From Mustapha Isah Kwaru, Maiduguri
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at a Forward Operational Base in Benisheikh town, Borno state have destroyed Boko Haram training camp.
Spokesman of the theater command, Col Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement yesterday, saying one insurgent was killed in the process.
According to the Col Nwachukwu, the camp served as instructional training ground for the Boko Haram.foot soldiers.
He said troops uncovered the Camp located in a hideout in Afa general area on Sunday morning at about 9.30 am, following a tip off that insurgents were being trained in the hideout.
“Armed with the information, troops immediately mobilised to the area where they conducted a cordon and search operation. During the operation, troops encountered elements of Boko Haram insurgents who were withdrawing hastily from the camp”, the statement said.
“In the shootout that ensued, troops killed one of the insurgents and recovered one Dane gun. Troops also rescued one Mallam Abba, who was held hostage in the camp by the insurgents”.
“The entire training camp has been destroyed by the gallant troops”, it added.