Troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of operational responsibility, in a blocking position, have cleared escaping Boko Haram terrorists that came through Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest.
This is contained in a press statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Colonel Usman said the troops recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.
“Unfortunately, one officer sustained injury during the encounter. He is however in a stable condition”, he added.
In a related development, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, demystified boko haram terrorist’s spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest, Borno State.
“The troops based on tip off, conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan.
During the operations, the troops were able to clear all the camps, killing quite a number of terrorists and recovered Boko Haram terrorists flags hoisted on some premises, destroyed their logistics base and recovered 31 motorcycles, assorted foodstuffs, a donkey and a pick up van, AK-45 rifle with registration number 17714 and a Dane gun.
Other items recovered include 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunition, 4 loaded magazines of AK-47 rifles and 2 magazines pack”