SAN FRANCISCO, November 05, (THEWILL) – The Nigerian Army said it neutralised dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush, while they were attempting to cross over to Sambisa forest.
Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in Saturday in a statement in Maiduguri, said many of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
Usman said that troops of 151 Battalion also rescued a six-year-old boy when troops laid ambush on fleeing terrorist along Banki-Bula Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
According to him, items which include eight bicycles, blankets, jerrycans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform were recovered from the insurgents.
He added that the troops’ ‘Operation LAFIYA DOLE,’ had continued to gain successes in it clearance operations under the Operation ‘DEEP PUNCH 2’ in Sambisa Forest.