weapon1Troops on clearance operation in Borno state were attacked by Boko Haram terrorists – Some soldiers lost their lives and were evacuated while those injured are received treatment – The army vowed to capture the fleeing terrorists A Boko Haram ambush on troops on clearance operation has led to the death of nine security operatives The attack was carried out in Talala and Ajigin area of Borno on Sunday, October 30 as the troop engaged in clearance operation.

In a statement by Colonel Kukasheka Usman who is the army spokesperson, he said 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1 civilian (Joint Task Force) JTF lost their lives.

Read the statement below;

Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were ambushed by suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after clearance operations yesterday. Unfortunately, 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1 Civilian JTF lost their lives during the ambush, while 19 soldiers and 1 Civilian JTF sustained various degrees of injuries

 The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and are in stable condition. The troops destroyed the terrorists Gun truck and recovered 2 Anti-Aircraft guns, 2 spare Gun barrels, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 1 AK-47 Rifle and 320 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. Troops have been mobilized into blocking positions to further neutralize fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

Please recall that another set of troops had earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk villages before returning to base in Bulabulin.

Report In a related development, based on information received about gathering of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Bori village, which is 16 kilometres away from Mainok, outskirts of Maiduguri, troops swung into action and neutralized them.

The troops recovered 3 Motorcycles, 1 hand Grenade, 1 round of 7.62mm ammunition, Solar panel, a pair of Niger Republic military camouflage uniform, 1 Gionee mobile telephone handset, 1 Wet Cell battery and half bag of groundnut.

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