Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The Nigerian troops engaged in the ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists and apprehended two others during recent encounters in parts of Borno State, North East of the country.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, said in a statement on Saturday that the troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Task Force Brigade, recorded the success on Friday based on some actionable intelligence and information.
He said that the military were informed that terrorist elements earlier dislodged at Chukungudu and Hausari villages during a recent clearance operation were migrating towards Muska village in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area (LGA).
As a result, he said, the military conducted fighting patrol operations in the general area.
“During the encounter, the troops killed 10 Boko Haram terrorists, captured two alive and rescued a woman with her baby that were held hostages by the terrorists,” he stated.
He said that the troops also recovered several equipment, arms and ammunition that include six AK-47 rifle magazines, 56 rounds of 7.62m (Special) rounds of ammunitions, a bundle of detonating cord, a Manual on how to prepare Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two rifle magazine pouches, a Techno IPad, a Nokia mobile telephone handset and Gionee mobile telephone handset.
“Others include a Digital Multimetre, six SIM cards, three memory cards and an Airtel modem containing memory card also. The troops also recovered a wristwatch, two Islamic books, an empty bag and two motorcycles,” he added.
The DAPR disclosed that the captured terrorists are undergoing preliminary interrogation , while rescued woman and her child are receiving necessary attention pending onward movement to Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs). Camp.
Further details later