Nigerian troops kill 1 Boko Haram member, recover weapons

Nigerian troops kill 1 Boko Haram member, recover weapons

- Troops of the Nigerian army engaged Boko Haram insurgents in double ambushes that saw the death of one terrorist

- The soldiers recovered some weapons after the confrontation

- The success of the troops was recorded in Borno state

Nigerian soldiers of the 151 and 202 Battalions of 21 Brigade under Operation Lafiya Dole have reportedly carried out a well-coordinated attack against the Boko Haram insurgents in Borno state.

The troops carried out a simultaneous attack against the insurgents by laying ambush on them along Firgi-Pulka Road in Bama local government area of the state.

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“The Troops engaged the terrorists with a heavy fire causing the terrorists to abandon their weapons and flee in disarray with gunshot wounds.

Nigerian troops kill 1 Boko Haram member, recover weapons

One of the weapons recovered. Credit: SK Usman

“In the first instance upon exploitation, troops recovered from the ambush site one General Multi-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and one motorcycle.

“They also successfully discovered and safely detonated unexploded ordnance.

“However, the troops followed with a hot pursuit, neutralized one terrorist and recovered six bundles of zinc,” a statement by Sani Usman, spokesperson of the Nigerian army, said.

Nigerian troops kill 1 Boko Haram member, recover weapons

A motorcycle recovered from the insurgents. Credit: SK Usman

Also, crack troops of the 22 Brigade of the Operation Lafiya Dole reportedly intercepted three Boko Haram terrorists disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and trying to infiltrate a barrier.

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Upon engagement, the bombers quickly detonated their vests.

The troops recovered two AK-47 rifles, two magazines with several rounds of ammunition among other items.

NAIJ.com earlier reported how troops of the Nigerian army have recovered various weapons and a motorcycle, after ambushing Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.

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Source: Naija.ng

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