BEVERLY HILLS, January 26, (THEWILL) – Troops of the Nigerian Army have killed seven Boko Haram Fighters in the Sambisa forest in Northern Borno in an operation supported by the Air Force.
This was disclosed by Brig.-Gen Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations, late Friday, saying the troops also destroyed 11 gun trucks and 12 Hilux vehicles.
Usman said that other terrorists’ equipment destroyed were make-shift accommodation around Camp Zairo, Improvised Explosives Device (IEDs), booby traps and other delaying obstacles and devices.
“In addition, the gallant troops recovered one gun truck, one anti-aircraft gun, one machine gun, a pistol, large quantity of anti-aircraft gun ammunition, a 120mm mortar base Plate and a dane gun,” he said.
Usman added that three canter trucks, two double barrel rifles, 30 bicycles, power generating sets, cylinders, printers, military kits and IED making workshop were also destroyed by troops.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers were wounded during the encounter. The wounded soldiers have since been evacuated by Nigerian Air Force and are responding to treatment.”
Usman, however, urged residents of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states to report any fleeing Boko Haram terrorist seen around their communities saying they should look out for the wounded terrorists and report to the nearest military or Police location.