- The army intensified its attack against Boko Haram terrorists in Borno
- Three female terrorists trying to access a military location were killed
- Some terrorists were also ambushed with their bicycles and food items recovered
Three female Boko Haram terrorists trying to gain access into a military location were neutralised just as the army ambushed some terrorists in a separate operation.
This is coming following a 40-day ultimatum issued by the chief of army staff, Tukur Buratai that Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau should be apprehended dead or alive.
In a statement issued by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the spokesperson of the army, he said the attack was carried out on Saturday, July 22.
Read the statement below:
“Troops of 103 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday 22nd July 2017 neutralized 3 female suicide bombers trying to infiltrate their location in the morning at Kawuri, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The female suicide bombers who were on obvious mission of committing mayhem, where spotted by a vigilant sentry while they were trying to access the military location. They were however challenged severally and continued advancing, declining several warnings to stop. Consequently, the troops neutralized them instantly. The remains of the suicide bombers have since been evacuated from the location.
“The general public is please requested to continue to support troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and report any suspicious movements of persons to the military or security agencies.”
Also, some terrorists were also ambushed in a separate attack in Mayanti village with one of them killed while the rest sustained injuries.
“The troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, today, Saturday 22nd July 2017, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Mayanti village while on patrol along Mayanti- Banki Junction road.
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“The troops neutralized 1 of the terrorists, while others sustained gun shot wounds.
“They recovered 10 Bicycles, 9 bags of flour, 9 sachets of yeast, 2 bags of groundnut, packets of Maggi, a carton of detergent, 23 bottles of groundnut oil. Others include palm oil, a wrist watch, 50 sachets of salt, assorted drugs, 16 torchlights, 29 packs of cold patch and cash sum of Two thousand, Two hundred and Sixty-Six Naira.”
Meanwhile, the Nigerian military attributed the mistake bombing at an internally displaced persons camp in Rann, Borno state to lack of appropriate markings.
In a statement released by the Defence Headquarters on Saturday, July 23, on the bombing and two major issues in the force, the military said boards of inquiries were constituted.
The DHQ in its statement said it was provided with the reports of all the boards constituted, to investigate the various incidents.
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