Troops in conjunction with gallant 22 Mobile Strike Team accompanied by some Civilian JTF, on Tuesday, carried out offensive operations against suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Mogola, Ngaiwa, Tongule and Warsele villages in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
A statement from, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Rations said, the operation, which was supported by the Nigerian Air Force was very successful in achieving its objectives.
"The troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists' Logistics Base and Workshop at Ngaiwa, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making factory at Tongule and rescued 85 persons held hostages by the terrorists in the villages.
"The gallant troops neutralized 11 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 1 Gun Truck, 4 already prepared Suicide Vests, various IED making materials, 3 Dane Guns, 1 Barretta Pistol and 22 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
"They also recovered 5 motorcycles and 13 bicycles and a wheelbarrow," the statement said.