Saturday, December 12, 2015 7:10 pm
The Nigerian army has reported the ambush of its supply vehicle by Boko Haram militants on Bama-Ngurosoye highway.
The vehicle was conveying food to soldiers on the war front. A Nigerian soldier and a civilian member of the Joint Task Force were killed in the ambush. One soldier is still missing, said a statement by spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman
“A search and rescue team that was sent to Bokos general area has recovered corpses of a soldier and a civilian JTF, as well 6 burnt AK-47 rifles. The team has also intensified search for a missing soldier. The Explosive Ordinance Device element on the team have discovered and detonated an Improvised Explosive Device buried along the road.
“They have also found out and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists hideout in the area.
Usman also reported the clash between Nigerian troops and Boko Haram terrorists, at Furkati village, Geidam Local Government Area.
Five of the terrorists were killed yesterday killed and 4 AK-47 rifles seized.
Nigerian troops also responded to a distress call as Boko Haram terrorists laid a siege on Ejilije, Bulagaije-lari, Bulagaije-Adamde and Ajiri villages.
“The terrorists fled the areas before the arrival of the soldiers. The team found and rescued 210 persons, comprising of mostly elderly men, women and children who have been safely evacuated to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp.
“The rescued persons said that they were brought there by the terrorists from various villages to be used as human shield in case advancing troops of the Nigerian Army came to attack the Boko Haram terrorists.
“The troops also recovered 1 Machine Gun barrel, 4 loaded magazines of G3 rifles, 4 Dane guns and some quantities of 7.62mm ammunitions, as well as empty canisters of Mortar bombs and a bandoleer.”