The Nigerian Army says it has ambushed and neutralized fleeing BokoHaram Terrorists in Borno State.
Colonel Sagir Musa,Acting Director Army Public Relations made this known in a statement yesterday June 30,2019
He explained that based on information from good samaritan, two members of a suspected terrorist group operating along Gwoza axis were neutralized by troops of 26 Task Force Brigade in an ambush conducted in Sabon Gari and Jirawa Village on Friday 28 June, 2019.
He said in the statement the ambush which is in continuation of Operation Halaka Dodo was conducted in conjunction with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
The terrorists were said to be scouting for soft target especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their faming activities with intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.
At the end of the encounter, the troops recovered the following items:
a. One Ak 47 rifle without a butt
b.One Bajaj Motorcycle
c. Clothing and laundry items.
As at the time of filing this report, troops are on aggressive clearance patrols in the general areas with the view to flush out other fleeing bandits.