By Senator Iroegbu in Abuja
The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the early hours of yesterday ambushed Boko Haram terrorists crossing into Sambisa forest from Komala and Musafanari axis with logistics items.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement yesterday, said “the ambush party killed two Boko Haram terrorists, while two soldiers sustained gunshot wounds.”
Usman said the wounded have since been airlifted and are receiving treatment at a military medical facility.
He listed that the items recovered by the troops to include two AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 565214175 and 5-65399 respectively, four AK-47 rifle magazines fully loaded, 25 litres of petrol, as well as assorted food items.
The army spokesman said the troops also recovered a motorcycle and two bicycles amongst other items from the terrorists.
Meanwhile, about 14 out of the three officers and 16 soldiers declared missing during the last week ambush attack at Gogoni village in Borno State by the terrorists, are yet to be found.
Usman had on Saturday announced the return of five of the missing troops including the Commanding Officer.