Following tip off, troops of the Nigerian Army on Thursday night ambushed and killed some fleeing Boko Haram militants from the Sambisa forest, in Borno State.
A statement issued on Friday by the acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the terrorists were ambushed at their crossing point along Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road.
The statement quoted Usman as saying the troops recovered several items, including sex enhancing drugs (Viagra), arms and ammunition from the terrorists who were fleeing to Alagarno general area.
The statement read:
“Following information of suspected Boko Haram elements crossing point across Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, both of 25 Task Force Brigade, staged a deliberate ambush against the terrorists logistics elements on motorcycles and bicycles crossing from Sambisa forest to Alagarno general area around Nyaleri yesterday night.”
“During the operation, the troops killed 2 Boko Haram terrorists, wounded several others and recovered some arms, ammunitions and other items.”
“Specifically, they recovered 1 AK-47 Assault rifle, with registration number 27875, 1 hand grenade, 4 AK-47 magazines loaded with ammunition, assorted food items, sex enhancing drugs, such Viagra, foot wears and bathroom slippers. Others include 3 motorcycles, 10 bicycles, tool kits and assorted clothing, 5 rechargeable lamps and 5 litres of Kerosene. As well as military uniforms, amongst other things.”
“From all indications, the terrorists attempted to resupply and sell the items to other terrorists hibernating elsewhere after being displaced from parts of Sambisa forest.”
“The troops have continued with the clearance and rescue operations while others are maintaining blocking positions.”