The Nigerian army on Saturday said it nutrialised dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush, while they were attempting to cross over to Sambisa forest .
Brigadier General Sani Usman, director army public relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said many of the terrorists escaped with gun shot wounds.
Usman said that troops of 151 Battalion also rescued a six-year-old boy, when troops laid ambush on fleeing terrorist along Banki-Bula Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
Eight Bicycles, blankets, Jerricans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform were recovered.
According to him, items which includes, eight Bicycles, blankets, Jerricans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform were recovered from the insurgents.
He added that the troops’ ‘Operation LAFIYA DOLE,’ had continued to gain successes in it clearance operations under the Operation ‘DEEP PUNCH 2’ in Sambisa forest.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) had on Saturday, November 4, claimed that the air component of “Operation Ruwan Wuta II” hit a “mass gathering” of Boko Haram insurgents in their hideout at Sambisa forest area of Borno state.
Olatokunbo Adesanya, director of public relations and information, NAF headquarters disclosed this in a statement issued in Abuja.