- The Nigerian army laid an ambush for Boko Haram terrorists in the north-east
- Many of them were killed in the early morning raid
- Some of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds
The Nigeria army in furtherance of its fight against terrorism in the country ambushed some Boko Haram fighters and killed many of them.
This was contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the director of army public relations on Monday, September 11.
According to the statement, the operation took place in the early hours of Sunday, September 10 in Borno state.
While some of the terrorists were killed, others sustained injuries.
Read statement below:
The Troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army on operation LAFIYA DOLE, at the early hours of Sunday 10th September 2017, laid a successful ambush on a suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Bocost along Ngurosoye -Bama road, Borno State.
The troops neutralized a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gun shot wounds.
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The troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 1 AK 47 rifle with the registration number 1029, 1 AK 47 magazine, 60 rounds of 7.62mm Special, 3 Bicycles, 4 Empty Jerricans, a Cutlass and the cash sum of Five Thousand and Six Hundred Naira (N5, 600.00k) only.
Meanwhile, Two Boko Haram suspects believed to be computer analysts and another one, suspected to be a herbalist, were arraigned at the Lokoja Chief Magistrate’s Court.
Legit.ng learnt that the suspects, Abdullahi Habib Audu, Bashiru Yahaya, believed to be computer specialists and Ahmed Momoh, a herbalist were arraigned before Chief Magistrate Levi Animoku on Friday, September 8.