Gallant troops of the Nigerian Army have in an attempt to dislodge the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in some hideouts in the North Eastern part of the country, killed a total of five terrorists and captured one Musa Abdullahi after raiding the hideouts of the death cult in different parts of Borno State.
This revelation was brought to light by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, in an electronic mail distributed to pressmen on Sunday.
During the encounter, troops of the 231,331 battalions and some elements of the Armed Forces Special Forces 3 Division met stiff resistance from the terrorists. They, however, overcame and cleared the Doksa, Biu Local Government Area in which two terrorists were killed and Abdullahi was captured.
The spokesman for the Army said three insurgents were killed in Dure 1, Dure 2, Jango Dibiye.
Usman said the soldiers, who killed two and captured one in Doksa, also recovered two military uniforms, one General Purpose Gun, one AK 47 rifle and two dane guns from the Boko Haram fighters.
He added that the troops recovered 25 motorcycles, 30 bicycles and grinding machines as well as foodstuffs during the operation.
In a related development, Usman said that the troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion and the 26 Task Force Battalion carried out a major operation that resulted in the clearance of Boko Haram camps in Dure, Sambisa.
According to him, the camps were cleared in Dure 1, Dure 2, Jango Dibiye and others in the operational area.
He said the troops killed three terrorists, adding that three soldiers were injured during the attack and were being treated.
During the operation, troops killed several terrorists and recovered 2 hand held Motorola radios, one of which was booby-trapped; they also recivered materials for Improvised Explosive making devices and destroyed several grains storage facilities.