This was revealed in a statement released on Monday by the Director of Public Relations, Nigerian Army, Brig Gen. Sani Usman, who disclosed that the Boko Haram members were killed along Firgi-Banki Junction in Borno State capital
“The Troops of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) 21, on operation Lafiya Dole, deployed within the 21 Brigade Nigerian Army Area of Operations, at the early hours of today, Monday 4th September 2017, laid a successful ambush on a suspected Boko Haram Terrorists crossing point along Firgi- Banki Junction road, Borno State,” he stated.
“The Troops neutralized a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gunshot wounds. The troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 Bicycles, 15 Bags of grains, 17 Gallons of grain, five empty gallons, six cutlasses, a sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.
“It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T.Y. Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs).
“The teams are highly trained and well equipped groups injected into Operation Lafiya Dole with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations.”