The Nigerian Army says troops on operation Layifa Dole arrested four fleeing Boko Haram members discovered to be planting bombs on troops supply route.
A statement on Friday from Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said the arrest was possible following information provided by a detained suspected Boko Haram militant, Lawan Abbai.
He added that the troops carried out Mine and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) clearance at Gombori, which was along the troops main supply route.
He said the troops located and recovered two heavy IEDs buried in the ground by suspected remnants of Boko Haram insurgents.
He said in the process of recovering the deadly IEDs, the troops intercepted four fleeing suspected Boko Haram insurgents who said they were on their way to surrender to troops.
He said on preliminary investigation, they were identified as confirmed Boko Haram members planting IEDs along troops routes by their arrested colleague, Lawan Abbai.
He also said the troops rescued five women and a baby from Boko Haram insurgents in the same general area.