- Nigerian army troops on Wednesday, October 4, laid separate ambushes on Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state, recovering weapons and a motorcycle
- The troops also successfully discovered and safely detonated an unexploded ordnance, and neutralized one terrorist who attempted to flee from the scene
- 3 Boko Haram terrorists who disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were also intercepted and forced to detonate their suicide vests, when trying to infiltrate a barrier
Troops of the Nigerian army have recovered various weapons and a motorcycle, after ambushing Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state.
NAIJ.com notes that troops of the 151 and 202 Battalions of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army ambushed the terrorists in separate attacks on Wednesday, October 4.
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Troops from the 22 Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE also intercepted Boko Haram terrorists later on in the day.
The development was made public in a statement which was released by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, director, army public relations.
He stated: “The Troops of 151 and 202 Battalions of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, under Operation LAFIYA DOLE in furtherance of clearance and blockade Operation DEEP PUNCH II in separate but well-coordinated attacks simultaneously on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 at about 10:00am laid ambush on unsuspecting Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) along Firgi-Pulka road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno state.
“The troops engaged the terrorists with a heavy fire causing the terrorists to abandon their weapons and flee in disarray with gun shot wounds.
“In the first instance upon exploitation, troops recovered from the ambush site one General Multi-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and one motorcycle.
“They also successfully discovered and safely detonated an unexploded ordnance. However, the troops followed with a hot pursuit, neutralized one terrorist and recovered 6 bundles of zinc.
“In the same vein, crack troops of 22 Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE displayed gallantry on 4th October at about 6:05pm by intercepting 3 Boko Haram terrorists disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and trying to infiltrate a barrier.
“The vigilant troops engaged the suicide bombers forcing them to hastily detonate their suicide vest.
“The troops recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 magazines with several rounds of ammunition and amongst other items.
"The troops’ action saved what would have been another evil machination of Boko Haram terrorists ploy to utilize suicide bombing to inflict heavy casualties on soft targets.”
See photos of some of the recovered items:
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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Nigerian troops battling Boko Haram in the north-eastern state of Borno recorded a major success against the terrorist group.
Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the director of public relations in the Nigerian army, confirmed that the terrorists were neutralized after they ran into a military ambush.
Nigerian Air Force operations against Boko Haram - on NAIJ.com TV: