Fleeing Boko Haram are leaving behind their tools, arms, weapons and a female child, as the heat mounts from counter-terrorism operations of the Nigerian armed forces. 

Over the weekend, troops of operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force on clearance patrol encountered Boko Haram terrorists in Mallam Matsari village.

On sighting the troops, the terrorists fled the village, abandoning a female child who was rescued by the troops.

Fleeing Boko Haram left these behind

According to a statement by a spokesman for the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, efforts are being intensified by the troops to get the fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists.

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Also abandoned at the site were three AK 47 rifle magazines, one FN rifle magazine, one dry cell battery, one suicide vest, one 36 hand grenade, two nine volt batteries, one pressure plate, wire for making Improvised Explosive Devices, two grinding machines and some food items.

Fleeing Boko Haram left these behind

The army says it destroyed the items. 

It wants the public to report any suspicious activities or movements in their areas to the law enforcement agents.

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Fleeing Boko Haram left these behind

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