The Nigerian Army said on Monday that it had ambushed seven suspected Boko Haram terrorists after an operation in Dawashi in Borno.
Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Army Director of Public Relations, made the disclosure in a statement in Maiduguri.
He said, “Troops of the 7 Brigade have ambushed and killed seven Boko Haram terrorists at Dawashi early this morning. The gallant troops that laid in wait at the terrorists’ suspected crossing point engaged them on sight and killed the seven.”
According to him, the troops recovered one Peugeot Station Wagon loaded with 2,010 litres of petrol packed in 67 Jerry cans, some uniforms and other materials.
The troops also recovered Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and others items, including dry cell batteries, one AK-47 rifle, tools and fish.
Usman added that the military also conducted another successful operation in Dalori village.
He stated that the 22 Brigade Garrison carried out clearing operation at the Dalori camp on Sunday and killed 19 Boko Haram terrorists, among them was Ameer (commander) of Dalore.
He added that “the troops also recovered two AK-47 Rifles, one small Machine Gun and one Hand Grenade and recovered four pickup vehicles.”
Usman said that the troops rescued 67 hostages from the terrorists’ enclave and were currently undergoing screening at Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Dikwa.
The director, however, said one of the Mine Resistant Anti Personnel (MRAP) vehicles was damaged as it ran into an IED and had a burst tyre. (NAN)