– Nigerian troops have frustrated a launch attack of a village by Boko Haram insurgents killing two terrorists and capturing two others
– The troops destroyed camps of the insurgents located at the Sambisa forest, the stronghold of the sect
The Nigerian Army has continued its offensive operations of destroying all Boko Haram terrorists remaining camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa forests.
The, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, on Tuesday, February 16, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.
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According to a statement released by the acting spokesman of Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman , troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and captured two notorious terrorists.
The arrested suspected terrorists are Mustapha Busuru (50 years old) and Usman Abubakar (56 years) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.
The operation saw to the seizure of two Toyota pick-up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump. The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists.
The mission was undertaken in response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road.
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The troops from 143 Battalion swung into action, unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire that led to the death of an elderly woman. The escaped insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar Bridge but they were pre-empted by the Nigerian forces that killed two terrorists and wounded several others.
However, three soldiers and four locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered one Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm ammunitions link.
Both military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post.
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