Troops ‘kill 3 Boko Haram terrorists, arrest one in ambush’

Troops ‘kill 3 Boko Haram terrorists, arrest one in ambush’
June 04 00:07 2016

The Nigerian Army on Friday said its troops 
killed three Boko Haram
terrorists, and arrested one in an
ambush at Sabsawa-Boarding
Road, and Bocobs-Ngurusoye
Road, Borno State.
 The operation, led by troops from
202 Battalion of 21 Brigade, took
place between Wednesday and
 Thursday, according to a
statement issued on Thursday by
acting Director Army Public
Relations, Sani Usman.
Usman said the Boko Haram
 terrorist, Umar Mustapha, who 
claimed to have come from
Sabsawa, has been handed over to
the Brigade Headquarters for
further interrogation.

The troops have continued with
their clearance operations of the
remnants of Boko Haram
terrorists within the Sambisa
forest, Usman said.
Usman said another set of
troops, from 112 Battalion, who
were on patrol from Mafa to
Dikwa, were ambushed on
Thursday morning at Ajiri village
by Boko Haram terrorists.
“Although they (troops)
successfully cleared the ambush,
one soldier died in the process, an
officer and 3 soldiers sustained
various degrees of injury,” Usman
said.
A civilian JTF that accompanied
the patrol team was said to have
also been injured.

The army said it killed eight Boko
Haram terrorists, discovered and
safely defused three Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs)
concealed by the edge of the road.
The recovered items include, one Rocket
Propel Grenade (RPG), AK-47 Rifles, two
Rocket Propel Grenade bomb, three AK-47
Rifle Magazine and 120 rounds of 7.62mm
ammunition.
According to the statement, the body of the late soldier and the injured
have since been evacuated to 7 Division
Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri.