A minimum of 10 Boko Haram fighters have been killed in an operation by the Nigerian Military at Ngelkona in Ngala native authorities space of Borno.
Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations of the Nigerian Military’s Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, confirmed this on Saturday in Maiduguri.
He mentioned that the operation was performed by troops of 153 Job Battalion with assist of the Cameroonian Defence Forces deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole at about 11:30 a.m.
“The terrorists, who had been mounted on horse-back had been overpowered by the troops in a fierce shoot out, because the gallant troops killed the insurgents and recovered two AK 47 rifles from them. Different objects recovered from the insurgents embody one Boko Haram flag, a set of bow and arrows, two cell handset. and one Cameroonian Worldwide Passport.
“In a separate clearance operation, troops of 82 Job Pressure Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole on Saturday night time attacked and routed fleeing components of Boko Haram insurgents at Ngoshe in Gwoza Native Authorities Space. Through the assault, troops killed one rebel and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of domestically fabricated ammunition and 4 Improvised Explosive Units(IED). The recovered IEDs have been safely defused by the Explosive Ordnance Disposal workforce he mentioned .
“In one other operational encounter, troops of 27 Job Pressure Battalion of Operation Lafiya Dole, on an extended vary combating patrol, on Friday 1st June 2018 efficiently performed a raid operation on Boko Haram camp in Yaridiri forest in Geidam Native Authorities Space of Yobe state. “Through the raid, the superior hearth energy of the troops pressured the insurgents to flee in disarray with gunshot wounds, abandoning an enormous sum of cash and a number of different objects,” he mentioned. He added that the troops additionally recovered three AK 47 rifle magazines, 21 rounds of seven.62 mm (Particular) ammunition, a bike and two cell handsets”.
Based on him, the troops additionally recovered the N2,280,000 from the hideout.