Army Recovers N2m From Boko Haram Camp, Kills 10 Insurgents In A Shootout
Ten Boko Haram insurgents were on Saturday killed by Nigerian Army during an operation at Ngelkona in Ngala local government area of Borno state.
Deputy Director Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement released in Maiduguri, Borno State capital.
Nwachukwu said the operation was conducted by troops of 153 task force battalion with the support of the Cameroonian defence forces deployed in operation Lafiya Dole at about 11:30am.
He said: “The terrorists, who were mounted on horseback were overpowered by the troops in a fierce shootout, as the gallant troops killed the insurgents and captured two AK 47 rifles from them.”
Other items recovered from the insurgents include one Boko Haram flag, a set of bow and arrows, two mobile handsets and one Cameroonian international passport.
He added: “In a separate clearance operation, troops of 82 task force battalion of operation Lafiya Dole yesterday in a night attack routed fleeing elements of Boko Haram insurgents at Ngoshe in Gwoza local government area.
“During the attack, troops killed one insurgent and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 41 rounds of locally fabricated ammunition and four improvised explosive devices(IED).”
The recovered IEDs have been safely defused by the explosive ordnance disposal team, he said.
“In another operational encounter, troops of 27 task force battalion of operation Lafiya Dole, on a long-range fighting patrol, yesterday Friday 1st June 2018 successfully conducted a raid operation on Boko Haram camp in Yaridiri forest in Geidam local government area of Yobe state.
“During the raid, the superior firepower of the troops forced the insurgents to flee in disarray with gunshot wounds, abandoning a huge sum of money and several other items.”
He added that the troops also recovered three AK 47 rifle magazines, 21 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition, a motorcycle and two mobile handsets.
According to him, the troops also recovered the N2,280,000 from the hideout.