- Nigerian Army neutralized five Boko Haram terrorists
- Items recovered from the terrorists include four AK 47 rifles
- Some of the terrorists also reportedly escaped with gun shot wounds
Troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army, in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) while on fighting patrol to Gara village in Northern Borno on Friday, October 5, 2018 encountered suspected Boko Haram terrorists.
In a statement signed by the army's director of public relations, Texas Chukwu, the army said five members of the Boko Haram terrorists gang were neutralized during the encounter following the superior fire power of the troops, while others escape to a nearby bush with gun shot wounds.
Items recovered include:
a. Four AK 47 rifles.
b. Five Magazines.
c. Mobile phones
d. Electronic gadgets
e. Food items and toiletries
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NAIJ.com earlier reported that the Nigerian Army at about 11.00 am on Sunday, September 16, killed some Boko Haram terrorists, who ambushed troops of of 21 Brigade along the Maiduguri-Bama axis of Borno state .
The troops led by a Brigade Commander were on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow, when they were ambushed by the terrorists.
This was disclosed in a series of tweets from the Twitter handle of the Army, @HQNigerianArmy, adding that there was “serious exchange of gunfire.”
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