In continuation of the battle to dislodge remnants of Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa Forests, Nigerian troops on Tuesday recovered very important and strategic fighting equipment from the terrorists.
A statement by Army headquarters said, “Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole during clearance operation at Dulsa and Buk, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, had an encounter with fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in which they recovered Armoured Fighting vehicle, trucks, arms and ammunition.
“At Dulsa Tuesday morning, the troops cleared the hideout of the terrorists during which they neutralized 6 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 1 Light Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, 1 Extra Anti-Aircraft Gun Barrel.
“The troops also encountered Boko Haram terrorist’s camp at Buk where they were engaged by the terrorists.
“During the encounter, the troops neutralized large number of the Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others.
“They also made an unprecedented recovery.
“The items recovered include 9 AK-47 rifles, 3 Fabrique Nationale rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 1 Mortar Tube, 1 Shilka, 1 Gun truck mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun and 2 Hilux vehicles.
“Unfortunately however, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price, while 5 others were wounded in action.
“Similarly, 1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle belonging to the Brigade was badly damaged.
“The bodies of the late soldiers and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated.
“The wounded soldiers are in stable condition.”
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