Troops kill 3 terrorists in Borno

Troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest.

Weapons recovered from Boko Haram members

The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, in a statement obtained from the Nigerian Army official website, said "The captured Boko Haram terrorist, Umar Mustapha, who claimed to have come from Sabsawa,  has been handed over to the Brigade Headquarters for further interrogation and processing."

Usman also added that the troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest.

The Army spokesman said "In a related development, earlier this morning, troops of 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa were ambushed  at Ajiri village, by Boko Haram terrorists. Although they successfully cleared the ambush, one soldier died in the process, an officer and 3 soldiers sustained various degrees of injury. One of the civilian JTF accompanying the patrol team was also injured.

"The team killed 8 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."

Adding that "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 body of the late soldier and the injured have since been evacuated to 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital, Maiduguri."

77 members of the Boko Haram sect recently surrendered to men of the 122 Task Force Battalion.

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