Troops Clear Boko Haram Insurgents In Borno, Recover IEDs – Army

troopsThe Nigerian Army on Thursday said one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice when troops of the 112 Battalion on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa in Borno State, ran into an ambush by Boko Haram insurgents in Ajiri village.
The Army in a statement by Major NC Agwu, said although the insurgents were successfully cleared from the ambush, an officer and three soldiers sustained injuries in the encounter. One member of the Civilian JTF accompanying the patrol team, was also injured.
Also yesterday, troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, ambushed Boko Haram elements and killed three, while one was arrested at Sabsawa-Boarding road and BOCOBS-Ngurusoye road between June 1 and 2.
The statement 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.
In a related development, troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest.
The troops killed eight 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.
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.


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