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Boko Haram Troops ambush escaping terrorists, Kill 5

The Army spokesman also said the operation was carried out on Sunday, April 24, 2016 by  troops of 81 Battalion and some elements of 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade.

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(The Nation Online)

The Nigerian Army has announced that its men ambushed some Boko Haram members who were trying to flee Sambisa forest to a nearby village.

According to the Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, five terrorists were killed in the process.

Usman, in a statement obtained from the Army’s social media page, said  “The ambushed terrorists were trying to link up with other terrorists or members of their families to relocate to other places. It will be recalled that the troops intercepted a group of women and children yesterday who claimed to have escaped from the terrorists enclave in Sambisa forest.

“However, during screening and interrogation, it was confirmed that they were the terrorists’ advance party relocating to a new safe haven following intense tactical operations by troops.”

Adding that “The troops sprang a surprise ambush on the group of escaping terrorists from Sambisa forest crossing towards Alagarno mounted on motorcycles and bicycles, killing 5 of them and recovering a number items.

“These include 5 motorcycles, 9 bicycles, 80 new pairs of bathroom slippers, assorted laundry items, polythene bags and mats. From all indication, the terrorists intended to link up with their wives and children earlier mentioned, who were obviously despatched to wait for them close to Fulawani for onward movement to other locations.”

The Army spokesman also said the operation was carried out on Sunday, April 24, 2016 by  troops of 81 Battalion and some elements of 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade.

Reports say Boko Haram now straps bombs to birds so they can blow up particular areas.

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