Monday, June 2, 2014 3:30 pm
Abuja – The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said on Monday in Abuja that a military patrol team successfully repelled an ambush by insurgents in Buratai community in Biu Local Government Area of Borno.
A statement signed by Maj.-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information, said that the troops fell into an ambush laid by terrorists while on patrol.
It said that the troops engaged the terrorists in a gun-battle, killing four of them and capturing one.
“Also in Kawuri in Borno, troops on patrol killed five terrorists in a shootout. The troops also captured two AK-47 rifles and two vehicles used by the terrorists,” the statement said.
The statement also narrated how the prime suspect of Sunday’s bomb blast in Kabang community in Mubi, Adamawa, was nabbed.
It said that observant members of the public confirmed sighting the suspect as he alighted from the vehicle used in conveying the explosive device that was detonated shortly before the explosion.
It would be recalled that 18 persons were confirmed dead, while 19 others sustained injuries in the blast. (NAN)