2 dead as troops ambush Boko Haram insurgents trying to cross into Sambisa Forest

2 dead as troops ambush Boko Haram insurgents trying to cross into Sambisa Forest

- The Nigerian army killed two Boko Haram insurgents, injured many others in Borno state

- The troops ambushed a group of Boko Haram insurgents trying to cross into Sambisa Forest at Mayanti village of Bama local government council of the state

- The troops also recovered food items from the insurgents

The Nigerian army on Saturday, October 7, said its troops had killed two Boko Haram insurgents at Mayanti village of Bama local government council of Borno state.

Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel, the deputy director army public relations, 7 Division, said in Maiguri the troops had ambushed a group of insurgents while trying to cross into the Sambisa Forest.

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He explained that the troops neutralised two insurgents while many others escaped with gunshot wounds, adding that some food items were also recovered from the insurgents.

“The Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE resolve to rout out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists.

“MST yielded yet another result with the troops successfully ambushed unsuspecting terrorists at about 10: 45 p.m. on Friday, 6th October 2017.

“The insurgents were attempting to cross into Sambisa Forest from Mayanti village in Bama local government area of Borno state.

“The troops sprung the ambush on the terrorists and neutralised two of them, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered two bags of maize from the ambush site.

“The MST has been a potent deadly mobile lethal force engaging and neutralising the insurgents in several staging areas.”

Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, on Friday, October 6, said the military had successfully stabilised and secured the Northeast from Boko Haram insurgents.

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He attributed the success to recent air and ground bombardments of Boko Haram stronghold as well as combined efforts of other members of the Armed Forces.

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Source: Naija.ng

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