Posted by News Express | 1 July 2017 | 1,390 times
Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, acting on a tip-off, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists that came to loot and burn a broken down truck loaded with assorted goods at Mussini village, along Gamboru-Mussini-Logomani in Borno State.
“The troops neutralised 5 terrorists and further exploitation recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203290, 1 AK-47 magazine, 3 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 27 Bicycles, 10 Machetes and 1 Dagger,” Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said in a statement issued on Saturday.
Giving other updates on the war against terror, the Army Spokesman said: “On Wednesday 28th June 2017, troops of 151 Battalion on routine fighting patrol within Lt Col Abu Ali Range discovered freshly dug hole prepared for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists. The unit’s Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team scanned the general area and discovered 1 Cylinder main charge, 1 Pressure plate and 3 Battery suspected to have been abandoned by the terrorists. The prepared IED was safely detonated by team.
“In a related development troops of 82 Task Force Battalion on patrol along Ngoshe-Pulka also discovered 3 IED buried by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on the road. The unit’s EOD team safely detonated the IEDs in-situ.
“Meanwhile, as part of their contribution to the host community and also activities marking the Nigerian Army Day Celebration, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army are right now at the Internally Displaced Persons Camp, Chibok rendering free medical service to the community. So far, they have attended to over 300 persons since morning and still counting.”
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