Troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion ambushed a band of suspected Boko Haram militants outside Sambisa forest, killing two members and recovering different weapons as well as food stuff.
In a statement issued yesterday by the spokesman of the Nigeria Army, Col Sani Usman said the troops acted on information and staged a deliberate ambush against the terrorists.
“The troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists, wounded several others and recovered some arms, ammunitions and other items. These include one AK-47 Assault rifle, with registration number 27875, 1 hand grenade, 4 AK-47 magazines loaded with ammunition, assorted food items, sex enhancing drugs, foot wears and bathroom slippers.
“Others include 3 motorcycles, 10 bicycles, tool kits and assorted clothing, 5 rechargeable lamps and 5 litres of Kerosene. Also recovered were military uniforms, amongst other things.”
Usman said that the terrorists were attempting to sell the items to other terrorists hibernating around the area, yet to be ascertained, “after being displaced from parts of Sambisa forest”.