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Troops intercept Boko Haram terrorists, cut short mission

By News Express on 04/11/2016

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Troops of 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Army on a fighting patrol along Monguno-Brimari Road, Borno State on Thursday, intercepted a group of Boko Haram terrorists suspected to be on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement issued on Thursday stated that on sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about 15 minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

“In the encounter, two insurgents were neutralised. The troops recovered weapons including one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one AK-47 rifle and three magazines from the terrorists. Also recovered from the insurgents were two motorcycles, various drugs, wrappers and clothes.

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on duty against Boko Haram insurgents.

Source News Express

Posted 04/11/2016 12:28:48 AM

 

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