Troops of the Nigerian Army have slaughtered four suspected members of the Islamic terror group, Boko Haram, during a surprise attack along Gerere Junction, Kukawa Local Government Area, in the northern part of Borno State on Monday morning.
A statement issued by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, in Abuja, with respect to the ambush, read:
”At the early hours of today, troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division sprang a surprised ambush on some elements of Boko Haram terrorists along Gerere Junction, Kukawa Local Government Area, on the northern part of Borno State.
”The Boko Haram terrorists were suspected to be fleeing from the advancing troops of 119 Task Force Battalion presently mopping the general area of Kangarwa in Kukawa Local Government Area.
”During the operation, the troops killed 4 Boko Haram terrorists carrying logistics items. The troops recovered 48 Jerry cans containing 1,440 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) Automatic Gasoline Oil (AGO), 8 Motorcycles out of which 2 were destroyed, 21 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 2 AK-47 rifles, an unprimed Improvised Explosive Device and a 36 Henagar Hand Grenade, as well as assorted drugs.
”However, one of the military vehicle and communication equipment were badly damaged from gun shots by the terrorists.
”The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness following concerted efforts of clearing the remnants of the terrorists.