By Kingsley Omonobi
Abuja—The Army said, yesterday, troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, Operation Lafiya Dole, weekend, sprang an ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Miyanti-Banki Junction.
“The gallant troops neutralised 12 terrorists and recovered 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, one bag of groundnut, two bags of salt, two baskets of kolanut and five torchlights” the Army said.
Other items recovered include a carton of mixed juice sachets, four rolls of brocade material, two packets of sweet, one carton of washing soap, five packets of cold patch, two packets of Maggi cubes, two pairs of bathroom slippers, two packets of yeasts, four packets of Vedan, two rolls of sewing thread, four kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, one keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and N4,000 cash.
Similarly, troops of 81 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation Lafiya Dole, on Saturday, cleared Boko Haram terrorists ambush along Dukje-Mada Road near Gulumba Gana village.
A statement by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations, said: “The troops neutralised quite a number of the terrorists’ ambush party and recovered weapons.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an improvised explosive device, IED, buried along the road, while four others sustained injuries.
“The remains of the gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri”
In the same vein, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison, Nigerian Army, recovered nine primed cylinders from the terrorists IED-making factory at Abdiri.
They destroyed the factory along with the materials.
In addition, on Sunday, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade Nigerian Army, also sprang an ambush against suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Kafin Hausa, Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.
“They neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 02527 MTD and a magazine.”