Troops of operation Lafiya Dole on 6 April 2018 neutralize suspected by Boko Haram terrorists in Barkin Dutse area of Adamawa State following a distress call from hunters.
The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire.
Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while some escape into nearby caves during the encounter.
Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation.
Items recovered include 5 AK 47 rifles and 5 magazines loaded with 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.
Troops are in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
The public is therefore advised to report any suspicious movements in their area to the security agency for prompt action.
Meanwhile, troops of 33 Artillery Brigade on 5 April 2018 arrested one Saidu Hamidu Jenga, 33yrs along Maiduguri bye pass, Bauchi in connection with Boko Haram activities.
The suspect was allegedly overheard discussing about movement of arms and ammunition on phone.
Items recovered include one techno phone with two sim cards as well as N6, 870 cash.
Similarly, troops of operation Lafiya Dole have arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Umar Ali, 59, from Mirnga village in Biu Local Government Area of Borno state.
He was arrested at Galdimare ward in Biu town.
Preliminary investigation revealed that he had been participating in Boko Haram activities in the area.
The public is hereby advised to always give useful information to the security agency to aid them in carrying out assigned tasks. #
Army Nabs Notorious Kidnapper.
Similarly, the Nigerian Army on 5 April 2018 arrested a notorious kidnapper, Filani Auta at Ligari village of Kaduna State.
The kidnapping kingpin was arrested along with his two sons during a raid by the troops following a tip off.
Items recovered include two Dane guns and four mobile phones.
Suspects will soon be handed over to the police for prosecution.
Texas Chukwu, Brigadier General
Director Army Public Relations