- The Nigerian Army discloses its troops arrested a suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ spy, Modu Chari
- Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, says troops killed two insurgents fleeing onslaught in Sambisa Forest
- Nigeria police issues red-alert in Borno, warns of impending strike by Boko Haram
The Nigerian Army on Saturday, April 14 said its troops killed seven Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation in separate ambushes in Borno state.
Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the deputy director, army public relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Nwachukwu disclosed that the troops also arrested a suspected Boko Haram insurgents’ spy, Modu Chari, and recovered arms in multiple encounters with the fleeing terrorists on April 13.
He said that the troops killed two insurgents fleeing from military onslaught in Sambisa Forest at Kusheri-Ardodam along Magumeri in Borno, adding that the troops recovered two AK 47 rifles, three magazines and 18 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO type ammunition.
Nwachukwu revealed that troops also neutralized two insurgents in an ambush along a remote track in Mafa, recovering one AK 47 rifle, two magazines and a bicycle.
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In another ambush, he said, three fleeing insurgents were killed by troops at Multe-Lawanti, south of Furfur in Damboa, Borno, and recovered one AK 47 rifle, three motorcycles, two bicycles, spanners and dresses.
Meanwhile, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has issued a red-alert warning residents of Borno state against an impending attack by the Boko Haram terrorist group using vehicles loaded with explosives.
According to the police, the planned attack may result in heavy casualty if it succeeds since the insurgents are suspected to be targeting strategic locations of the city that are densely populated.
Premium Times reports that a statement by the police command in Borno state, signed by Ahmed Bello, an assistant commissioner of police, said the attack could take place in different parts of the city.
As a result, the security organs in the state have been mobilised to strategic locations to avert its possible occurrence.
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