- Nigerian army said three Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by its troops
- The insurgents were killed in Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest area
- They also recovered AK-47 rifles and Improvised Explosives making devices
The Nigerian army on Tuesday, December 5, said its troops had killed three Boko Haram insurgents in Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest area of Operation.
Brig.-Gen Sani Kukasheka, the director, army public relations, made the disclosure in a statement issued in Maiduguri.
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Kukasheka said that the troops killed the insurgents in an ambush on Monday at Sabsawa while trying to cross into Tangos area.
He further disclosed that the troops recovered an AK-47 rifle and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from the insurgents.
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“Troops of 202 Battalion, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE at the early hours of Monday Dec.4, sprang an ambush on unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists along Sabsawa axis.
“During the encounter, the troops neutralised 3 Boko Haram terrorists trying to cross between Tangos.
‘’In addition, the troops recovered AK-47 rifles and Improvised Explosives making devices from the terrorists,“ he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that days after attacking a major base of the Boko Haram sect in Bogumeri area of Borno state, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) released footage of the successful operation.
A statement signed by Air Vice Marshal Olatokunbo Adesanya, the director of the organisations public relation and information, said the success was in furtherance of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Nigerian Air Force operations against Boko Haram - on NAIJ.com TV: