By Kingsley Omonobi, Abuja
The military, in a joint operation involving the Army, the Airforce and Civilian JTF, yesterday, escaped an ambush launched by Boko Haram terrorists against troops at their camp in Chukungudu, Sambisa Forest vicinity, killing 19 terrorists, including one of their wanted Commanders.
During the confrontation, two soldiers sustained gunshot injuries while several sophisticated arms and ammunition were recovered from the camp. A statement detailing the operation, signed by Col Sani Usman, Acting Director, Army Public Relations, said, “Following credible information on the presence of Boko Haram terrorists, their camp and other facilities at Chukungudu, a carefully planned and deliberate attack was carried out to clear the camp.
“The operation comprising troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, and 153 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division and 8 Task Force Division as well as Nigeria Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR) and some Civilian JTF, was carried out on Boko Haram terrorists stronghold and camp at Chukungudu on Friday 3rd May 2016”.