The Nigerian Army said on Thursday that troops fighting insurgency in the North East under `Operation Lafiya Dole’ had killed some Boko Haram insurgents near the Sambisa forest and recovered several items.
According to a statement issued by acting Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman, some of the suspected insurgents were killed during an ambush operation at two of their crossing points on Wednesday night.
Usman said the troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion laid ambush for the terrorists at Komala and Musafanari general area in Borno.
He said others escaped the attack with gunshot wounds while no issue was recorded on the part of the military.
According to Usman, the troops recovered one AK45 rifle with registration number 56-2614519 in addition to a magazine containing nine rounds of 7.62mm (Special) and six motorcycles.
He said the troops also recovered two bags of salt and other assorted food items as well as various Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) from the suspected insurgents.
He said items recovered from the insurgents indicated that they were out for a nefarious mission which was aborted by the timely ambushes.
The spokesman said that troops in various axis of the theatre were poised to clear remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in the region.
Usman appealed to the public to support security agencies with timely and useful information on the activities and movements of insurgents to ensure prompt response.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that troops in separate operations in Borno and Yobe recently killed some insurgents, recovered several arms and items and rescued many persons.