Five Boko Haram terrorist were on Saturday killed in a shootout while 32 others surrendered to troops in Borno state following clearance patrols embarked upon by operation Lafiya Dole.
Confirming the surrender in a statement, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations said, “Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion deployed in operation Lafiya Dole on 30 June 2018 while on clearance patrol to Anadawa village of Borno State neutralized five Boko Haram terrorists following a tip off.
“Items recovered include one AK 47 rifle, one magazine, 4 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition and 4 Dane guns,.
“Similarly, troops repelled an attack by Boko Haram terrorists at Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
“Unfortunately two civilians lost their lives while three others sustained injuries.
“One AK 47 rifle was recovered from the terrorists during the encounter.
Also the army said, “32 Boko Haram terrorists have willingly surrendered to the Nigerian Army troops at different locations in the theatre Borno State.
“Among them was one Mallam Ibrahim Lawal who surrendered and also handed over one AK 47 rifle with two magazines containing 59 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition.
“The surrendered terrorists are currently undergoing interrogation and will be handed over to the appropriate authority on completion.
“The public is advised once more to report any suspicious movements or activities to the law enforcement agents.”
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