Sunday, March 5, 2017 7:57 am
Nigerian Army troops of 8 Task Force Division on clearance operations under the auspices of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Chikun Gudu, northern part of Borno State on Friday, Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said in a statement.
The Army spokesman said in the statement issued on Saturday evening that during the encounter, the troops killed quite a number of the terrorists, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
He added that the troops also captured gun trucks, arms and ammunition as well as 14 Boko Haram members.
He listed items captured by the troops from the insurgents to include 2 Toyota Gun trucks stolen from Niger Republic Defence Forces, 2 Toyota Hilux Gun trucks, one of which was taken by the Boko Haram terrorists from 153 Task Force Battalion location sometime back, a 25 HP Yamaha Outboard Engine, 2 Solar panels and 5 empty Belts of Anti-Aircraft Guns ammunition links.
The others, according to him, were 1 Gun bipod, 12 pairs of Boko Haram terrorists’ fighters uniform, 5 flags, 37 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 84 copies of Holy Quran and 270 books on Islamic Literature.
The Army spokesman also said the troops recovered and destroyed over 70 motorcycles used by the terrorists to launch attacks, 3 shops stocked with medical supplies, 3 other shops with provisions and 3 wooden boats, 2 Niger Republic Drivers’ Licenses, 2 mobile telephone handsets and 2 Wooden Slates.
Usman said four soldiers who were wounded during the operation have been evacuated to a medical facility where they are receiving treatment.