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Troops Foil Attempt by Boko Haram to Regroup in Sambisa Forest; Kill Many in Ambush, Rescue 6 year old.

Troops of 152 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, in furtherance of blockade and clearance operations Deep Punch 2 and their resolve to rout out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in some areas, ambushed a group of unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists at the early hours of Friday, 3rd November 2017, along Banki-Bula Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. 

 The troops sprung the ambush on the terrorists and neutralized 1 of them and recovered 4 Bicycles, some Mechanical tools which aid the terrorist’s vehicle movement, clothes and explosive wires from the ambush site.

 Similarly, the troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, also ambushed some unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists who were attempting to cross into the Sambisa forest at about 7:40pm same day, along Bocost-Bama road.

 Troops neutralized a large number of them while some of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.  

The gallant  troops  rescued a 6 years old boy and recovered  several items which includes, 8 Bicycles, blankets, Jerri-cans,  plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform.

 The rescued boy is receiving further at the Brigade’s medical facility.


Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman

Director Army Public Relations

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