- Troops of the Nigerian Army intercepted Boko Haram terrorists in Baga local government area of Borno
- The insurgents had been on a looting and extortion spree in the area
- The soldiers killed three members of the insurgent group, and recovered weapons and ammunition
The Nigerian Army says its troops killed three Boko Haram insurgents while on fighting patrol in Kukawa in Baga local government area in Borno on Sunday, August 26.
The director, Army public relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri on Monday, August 27, NAN reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that Chukwu said the terrorists were intercepted by troops of 82 Division Task Force Brigade deployed in the area.
He said that the troops, while on fighting patrol at Kukawa general area, got information on the terrorists’ activities in Kalamari village, 30 Kilometres to Kukawa town. He said the insurgents who were on a looting and extortion spree in the village, were intercepted by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
“During the encounter following a superior fire power of the troops, three members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised,” he said.
The director listed items recovered from the terrorist to include: three AK 47 rifles, two magazines and four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
“Meanwhile, the gallant troops have continued with aggressive fighting patrol, as efforts are ongoing by the troops to track down other fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists from any hideouts.
“Members of the general public are advised to report any suspicious movements or activities in their general area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action,” he said.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the Nigerian Army said it had unraveled a Facebook and other social media accounts allegedly used by a faction of the Boko Haram group to recruit new members.
The artillery commander of operation Lafiya Dole, Major Murtala Usman, who announced this at the Nigerian Army combat support training week in Maiduguri, said the social media accounts had 2,000 followers.
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