Thursday, July 14, 2016 9:22 pm
Nigerian troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, laid an ambush about three kilometres away from Goneri town, South West of Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State early Thursday morning based on information that some members of Boko Haram terrorist group will be passing through the area.
Colonel Sani Usman, Acting director, Army Public Relations said the ambush paid off as the troops encountered the unsuspecting terrorists in 2 gun trucks and on motorcycles and engaged them.
According to him, a yet to be specified number of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds during encounter, abandoning 1 Buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with an Anti-Aircraft gun, 1,600 rounds of 12.7mm Armour Piercing Incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for General Purpose Machine Guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
The troops, according to him, further recovered 1 motorcycle, 7 jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automotive Gasoline Oil (AGO), a pair of Nigerien Army uniform, 2 Cameroonian telecommunication service providers SIM cards, as well as a pair of the Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces uniform.
They also recovered 1 Samsung Galaxy Tablet and assorted drugs and such as Climax Oxytocin, Tetracyclic HC1 Ointment, Drips and Syringe, amongst others.
The Army spokesperson said consolidating on this success, the troops are further exploiting the situation while troops of 157 Task Force Battalion are blocking likely escape routes of remnants of the terrorists in Mile 90, Yoyo, Barwati and Kekeno villages in the same area.