Troops destroy Boko Haram Camp at Alajeri

By Hajia Sani, Abuja

The troops of 113 Battalion has conducted a fighting patrol to Dunga general area where they discovered and destroyed a Boko Haram terrorists’ camp at Alajeri village, in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State.

This is following reliable information on the presence of some Boko Haram terrorists in the area.

During the operation the troops killed 40 Boko Haram terrorists and captured one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one Rocket Propelled Grenade seven ( RPG 7), six AK-47 rifles, two Fabrique Nationale rifles, 10 magazines, 188 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 64 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

Other items recovered by the troops included three mobile phones, six copies of Holy Quran and 20 Motorcycles.

No casualties
The troops are reported to be in high spirits because of the success of the operation, especially as no casualty or injuries were recorded on the part of the troops.

Operations to clear all known Boko Haram terrorist camps and hideouts are ongoing, with troops restating their commitment to clear and apprehend all the Boko Haram terrorists in the country.

Terrorist nabbed
Meanwhile, the troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group (QRG) stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion, sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis used by Boko Haram terrorists elements to convey logistics.

At the encounter, one of the suspected wanted Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders who are serial number 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists’ leaders was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.

He later died while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds.

The troops recovered seven Jerricans containing 210 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), motorcycles and food stuff, in addition to arms and ammunitions.