Nigerian Troops Battle Insurgents In Borno, Kill Six, Rescue 33
Troops of 242 Battalion deployed in operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed four Boko Haram terrorists at Bulabulin and Falamari villages in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State during an exchange of fire.
They also recovered dangerous weapons such as, four AK 47 rifles, four magazines, 52 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition, one 36 Hand Grenade, three locally made Improvised Explosive Devices.
Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations in a statement said troops of 151 Battalion while on patrol along Myanti-Darel Jamel road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State encountered some Boko Haram terrorists and neutralized one of the insurgents.
He said items such as one AK 47 rifle, one magazine, 22 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition were recovered.
“Similarly, troops of 21 Brigade while on clearance operation at Yerimari Gana, and Darel Salam villages in the outskirts of Bama Local Government Area of Borno state, neutralised one Boko Haram terrorists, items also recovered include, one AK 47 rifle, one magazine, 26 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition, three improvised rounds of ammunition, three pairs of military uniform, one solar panel.
“33 persons comprising eight men, 12 women and 13 children were rescued by the troops during the operation.
“The rescued victims have been profiled and handed over to the appropriate authority,” he said.