The acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, on Thursday said troops of the Nigerian Army captured a suspected insurgent, and killed four others during a shoot out that lasted for “about 15 minutes”.
Usman said this happened on Wednesday during “a clearance operation by Operation Lafiya Dole in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.
“Following reported observed activities of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists around Jororo and Tombaeji villages in Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole carried out a clearance operation within the area in the early hours of Wednesday 14th September 2016,” Usman said in a statement.
“The fighting patrol team came into contact with Boko Haram terrorists elements around Gajire village during which there was a firefight that lasted for about 15 minutes. The gallant troops overpowered the terrorists and killed four of them and captured 1 alive.
“The victorious troops also recovered two General Purpose Machine Guns (GMPG), two AK-47 Rifles and 144 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition from the terrorists. In addition, they also recovered 2 KASEA branded motorcycles.
“The troops have continued to patrol the general area in search of possible remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists that might be hibernating in the area.”