Thursday, June 2, 2016 10:34 pm
Colonel Sani Usman, spokesperson for the Nigerian Army said in a statement on Thursday that earlier in the day, troops of 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa in Borno State were ambushed at Ajiri village, by Boko Haram terrorists.
Although the soldiers successfully cleared the ambush, he informed that one soldier died in the process while an officer and 3 soldiers sustained various degrees of injury.
One of the civilian JTF accompanying the patrol team was also injured, he added.
He however informed that the the team killed eight Boko Haram terrorists and recovered arms and ammunitions at the ambush site.
The recovered items include, 1 Rocket Propel Grenade (RPG), AK-47 Rifles, 2 Rocket Propel Grenade bomb, 3 AK-47 Rifle Magazine and 120 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
In another development, troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade deployed in special in the ongoing war against Boko Haram terrorist group tagged Operation LAFIYA DOLE ambushed Boko Haram and killed three members of the insurgent group on Wednesday at Sabsawa-Boarding road and BOCOBS-Ngurusoye road on between 1-2nd June 2016.
Colonel Usman, said the troops also captured a member of the terrorist group it identified as Umar Mustapha, who claimed to have come from Sabsawa.
He added that the captured Boko Haram member has been handed over to the Brigade Headquarters for further interrogation and processing.
The troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest.
The troops also discovered 3 Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) concealed by the edge of the road which were safely detonated by the Explosive Ordnance Device (EOD) team.
The Army spokesman added that the body of the late soldier and the injured has since been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri.