Troops spring surprise on Boko Haram fighters •Kill scores, destroy bomb factory

Posted by News Express | 7 August 2017 | 2,211 times

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•Nigerian troops on the offensive against Boko Haram.

Troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday sprang an ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Miyanti-Banki Junction in Borno State.

“The gallant troops neutralised 12 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, 1 bag of groundnut, 2 bags of salt, 2 baskets of kola nut and 5 torch lights. Other items recovered a carton of mixed juice sachets, 4 rolls of brocade material, 2 packets of sweet, 1 carton of washing soap, 5 packets of cold patch, 2 packet of Maggi cubes 2 pairs of bathroom slippers, 2 packets of yeasts, 4 packets of Vedan, 2 rolls of sewing thread, 4 kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, 1 keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and cash sum of Four Thousand Naira,” Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said.

Giving other updates on the war against terror, the Army Spokesman said in a statement issued on Monday morning: “Similarly, troops of 81 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday 5th August 2017, while on patrol cleared Boko Haram terrorists ambush along Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village. The troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists' ambush party and recovered weapons.

Unfortunately 2 soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while 4 others sustained injuries. The remains of the gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri.

“On the same day too,  troops of 22  Brigade Garrison Nigerian Army on patrol to Abdiri village, Dikwa Local Government Area, Borno State, recovered 9 primed cylinders from the terrorists Improvised Explosive Devices making factory at the area. They destroyed the factory along with the materials.

“In addition, on Sunday 6th August 2017, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army also sprang an ambush against suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Kafin Hausa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State. They neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 02527 MTD and a magazine.”


Source: News Express

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