Ground troops of the Nigerian Army have killed 10 suspected Boko Haram terrorists, while two others were captured alive, after a successful ambush at the border town of Gamboru-Ngala in Borno state.
This disclosure was made on Friday by the Theatre Commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, Maj-Gen. Lucky Irabor, at a news conference in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said: “On June 10, our troops at Logomani ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists following information about their movement toward Muska village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.”
“As a result, 10 of them were killed and two others were captured, while two civilian captives were rescued from the terrorists during the operation.”
The Commander also said that the items recovered from the Islamic extremists were six AK47 magazines, 56 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, a bundle of detonating cord and a manual booklet on how to make Improvised Explosive device, IED.
Irabor added that the military has recorded tremendous success in its clearance operations in various parts of the state.
He added that, “on June 7, troops on patrol made contact with suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Tilani, Rann and Kalma in Kala Balge general area.
“In the process, one was killed, while others who suffered gunshot wounds fled, three motorcycles and a bag containing N466,000 cash was recovered from them.”
He said that eight abducted persons made up of two adult females, two female teenagers and three male children were rescued by the military.