In a bid to eliminate the remnants of Boko Haram fighters in Nigeria, troops of 7 Brigade have ambushed and killed 7 members of the dreaded Islamic sect at Dawashi in the early hours of Sunday while several of them escaped with gunshot injuries.
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A statement in this regard signed by the Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said that the troops, who laid in wait at the terrorists suspected crossing point, engaged them on sight.
The statement read: “Troops of 7 Brigade have ambushed and killed 7 Boko Haram terrorists at Dawashi early this (Sunday) morning.
“The gallant troops that laid in wait at the terrorists suspected crossing point, engaged them on sight, killed the 7 terrorists.
The troops “recovered 1 Peugeot Station Wagon loaded with 2,010 litres of Premium Motor Spirit packed in 67 Jerri cans, uniforms, some materials and Improvised Explosive making Devices (IEDs).
“Others items recovered include, dry cell batteries, 1 AK-47 rifle, tools and fish.”
In a related development, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, ambushed and killed a Boko Haram terrorist, who is also a suicide bomber around Kumala village.
Speaking on the huge success achieved by the troops, Colonel Usman said: “the troops, who on receipt of information, laid an ambush for the terrorist at suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point, engaged the terrorist, who was obviously on suicide mission, from Sambisa general area.
“The bomber paid the price of his wicked activities as he was dealt with decisively.
“The troops recovered a motorcycle, 12 primed Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and a hand bag containing personal effects, which included a hijab, obviously meant for disguise and concealment of explosives for the intended nefarious act.
“The morale of troops remains high as they continue to mop up all surviving terrorists.”