In a bid to further consolidate the successes so far recorded in the clearance operations of the remnants of the Boko Haram insurgents, again the gallant troops of 7 Brigade Quick Reaction Force on a routine fighting patrol had an encounter with members of the Boko Haram moving on 3 motorcycles along Kekeno axis linking Dabam Masara.
During the pursuit, troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 3 motorcycles and one tear gas from the terrorists. Other items recovered include 4 mobile telephone handsets, assorted sizes of bathroom slippers, food flasks, plastic cups, amongst others.
It would be recalled that this same troops yesterday killed a wanted Boko Haram kingpin who is on serial 95 on the first Nigerian Army wanted list of 100 Boko Haram terrorists leaders.
In related development, troops of 118 Task Force Battalion of 7 Brigade, also encountered Boko Haram terrorists at Ma’ala Village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State. During the encounter, the troops killed 1 Boko Haram terrorist and captured 1 alive. They also rescued a 3 year old girl from the terrorists.
In addition, they also recovered quite a number of items from the terrorists which include 1 AK-47 rifle, 3 rifle magazines, 1 Hewlett Packard laptop, 2 External hard drives, a pair military and Nigeria Police camouflage uniform, a camel bag, 3 mini solar panels, assorted charms, fishing nets and soldering iron, amongst others.
Thank you for your kind and usual cooperation.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations