Troops dismantle Boko Haram ambush; kill all attackers, rescue 36 hostages

Posted by News Express | 30 March 2016 | 5,438 times

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Troops of 155 Task Force Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade while on clearance patrol along Banki junction on Monday encountered a Boko Haram terrorists ambush at Bolungu village in Borno State and successfully dismantled it, the Nigerian Army said yesterday.

Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement: “The troops killed all the 3 attackers and also recovered 1 Fabrique Nationale rifle with registration number UE16A86257 and 1G3 rifle with registration number 10f995, as well as 19 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.

“Similarly, some element of the unit stationed in Mayanti encountered 2 fleeing Boko Haram terrorists from the villages cleared yesterday and killed 1 while trying to shoot the troops and arrested the other. The arrested suspected terrorist has been making very useful statements. The troops recovered 5 bicycles, bags of grains and other items.

“In a related development, the unit today, cleared more Boko Haram terrorists enclaves and hideouts Gare village around Sambisa forest. During the operation, the troops killed 1 terrorist who attacked a soldier with cutlass and arrested 4 other suspected Boko Haram terrorist group members. The troops also rescued 36 persons, comprising 2 men, 9 women and 26 children and recovered 2 mobile telephone handsets.”

•Nigerian Army Photo shows troops with the arrested Boko Haram terrorist. 

Source: News Express

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