The Nigerian Army said on Tuesday that its troops had uncovered Boko Haram’s new mode of dressing and means of identification.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman.
According to the Army spokesman, Boko Haram fighters are now identified with uniform made of green-colour material and use of ropes on their legs and neck.
Usman said the discovery was the latest development in the ongoing clearance operation against remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the North-East.
He said troops of 22 Brigade Garrison and 3 Battalion made the discovery on Monday while on a long range fighting patrol of Gima village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.
Usman said the troops came in contact with some elements of the Boko Haram insurgents in the area who scampered to safety on sighting the team.
He said the team was, however, able to apprehend two terrorists in their new-styled uniform during the operation at Gima village.
He added that the patrol team recovered one Isuzu Canter lorry which was concealed with grasses, five motorcycles and two bags of gunieacorn.
The Army spokesman listed other items recovered in the operation as three Dane guns, a solar panel, three bows and arrows, among others.
He said the arrested suspected insurgents were currently being interrogated to further assist in the clearance operation.