The Nigerian Army on Thursday said it has uncovered how Boko Haram terrorists have been evading drones and surveillance aircraft.
It said the terrorists concealed themselves by hiding in makeshift camps covered with shrubs.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Sani Usman, who revealed this new tactic in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, said the discovery was made during a clearance operation in the North Eastern area of Kumshe in the state.
“Troops of 7 Division Strike Group Team B, attached to 21 Brigade have braved harsh climatic conditions to clear seven villages of Boko Haram terrorists’ presence in the North East of Kumshe village.
“The villages are Mulfuta, Baibawa, Jenere, Bembem, Maksamari, Bula Kafie and Bula Bodi.
“The troops discovered that the Boko Haram terrorists have evolved new tactics of evading surveillance by drones and aircraft. They now hide in makeshift camps covered with shrubs”, said the statement.
It added that the troops recovered some motorcycles, two Dane guns, large quantity of foodstuffs stored in a well-constructed storage facility and solar panels.