- Troops pursued members of the Boko Haram sect in Kumala
- It was a joint pursuit by troops of 81 battalion and 251 task force battalion of 25 task force brigade
- During the pursuit, the troops made some very striking discovery
Troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade on Wednesday, March 16, engaged in hot pursuit the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in Kumala.
This followed an earlier incident in which suspected Boko Haram terrorists ambushed fighting patrol elements of 25 Task Force Brigade. After clearing the ambush, the troops exploited further off Damboa road from Kumala.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman informs that during the pursuit, the troops traced the axis of withdrawal of the terrorists and discovered that the terrorist vehicle mounted with an anti-aircraft gun tasted a bit of the Boko Haram terrorists’ evil intents as it ran into an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried by them.
The vehicle was shredded into pieces by the IED while 2 of the Boko Haram terrorists died in the process. The troops recovered 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), 2 AK-47 Assault rifles as well as one Boko Haram terrorists' flag, 6 primed IEDs, anti-aircraft gun links and rounds of ammunition. Other recoveries include 43 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and a mobile telephone handset.
Colonel Usman said: "By this incident of the terrorists group falling victims of its evil plans against the troops, the wrath of God has been aroused by the retributive justice against the devilish Boko Haram terrorists."
Below are more photos of items recovered after the pursuit.