The Chief of Administration (Army), Major General IM Alkali and the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General VO Ezugwu yesterday encountered and cleared 4 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The IEDs were buried by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists along the Bama-Gwoza road in the Northeast.
A statement from director, army public relations officer, Brigadier General Sani Usman said, they encountered the 4 clustered IEDs buried at a crossing point along Banki Junction and Pulka road, about 6 kilometres to Firgi in Borno State.
The statement reads: “The Explosive Ordinance Device team, however, was able to quickly detect the deadly IEDs and safely extracted and detonated them.
“The two senior officers were on operational visit to troops of 26 Task Force Brigade deployed for Operation LAFIYA DOLE currently engaged in Operation DEEP PUNCH.
“The team among other places visited 121 Task Force Battalion Pulka.”