According to a statement from the President's office, the logistics boat belonged to the Brigade, which has fought Nigerian Islamist group, Boko Haram, in recent years.
This disclosure was made by the Acting General Officer Commanding, GOC 8 Task Force Division, Stevenson Olabanji, while he was visiiting troops in Gudumbali village in Borno state.
"They are also urged to be conscious of the whereabouts of their children and rein them in where necessary to prevent them from being callously used by the terrorists for the evil mission of su*cide bombing", he said while asking Nigerians to always help with information.
It quoted Olabanji as telling the troops that the strike order on the secret Boko Haram location, which could be given at any time might be the "final one that would bring about the end of Boko Haram insurgency".
Also, Antigha, a colonel and deputy director, Army Public Relations, said the final phase of the onslaught on the terrorists was evident.
According to Antigha, part of what Olabanji had said included, "The tempo of ongoing clearance operations will be increased, so be prepared. You may be ordered at any time to clear the remnants of Boko Haram elements in the identified locations", the GOC was quoted to have said.
The Commanding Officer, 118 Task Force Battalion, O.P. Oyekoke, assured the GOC of the readiness of his officers and soldiers to discharge their duties in accordance with extant Nigerian Army regulations.