Military neutralises Boko Haram terrorists, caputures gun trucks


The Nigerian Army, on Saturday, made further progress in its effort to completely rid Nigeria of terrorists as it says that troops of Eight Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, has neutralised quite a number of Boko Haram terrorists in northern part of Borno State with arrest of 14 of them.

During the encounter of the troops who, the Army said, were on clearance operations under the auspices of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East, the troops also caputured gun trucks, arms and ammunition with which the terrorists operated.

Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General SK Usman, gave details of the operations and progress made in a statement on Saturday that, “Troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, on clearance operations under the auspices of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East yesterday had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Chikun Gudu, northern part of Borno State.  During the encounter, the gallant troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists, while others escaped with gun shot wounds. They also captured gun trucks, arms and ammunition as well as 14 terrorists.

“The troops captured two Toyota Gun trucks stolen from Niger Republic Defence Forces, two Toyota Hilux Gun trucks, one of which was taken by the Boko Haram terrorists from 153 Task Force Battalion location sometime back, a 25 HP Yamaha Outboard Engine, two Solar panels and 5 empty Belts of Anti-Aircraft Guns ammunition links.

“Others include 1 Gun bipod, 12 pairs of Boko Haram terrorists fighters uniform, 5 flags, 37 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 84 copies of Holy Quran and 270 books on Islamic Literature.

“The troops also recovered and destroyed over 70 motorcycles used by the terrorists to launch attacks, three shops stocked with medical supplies, three other shops with provisions and three wooden boats.

“They also recovered two Niger Republic Drivers’ Licenses, two mobile telephone handsets and two Wooden Slates.

“Unfortunately four of soldiers were wounded in action and they have evacuated to a medical facility where they are receiving treatment,” he said.

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