The Nigeria Army has said that it has neutralized four Boko Haram insurgents in separate operation and also recovered Arms from the insurgents in Borno State
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Texas Chukwu, in a statement Revealed that three soldiers and two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) also lost their lives in the encounter.
“troops of 25 Task Force Brigade on operation LAFIYA DOLE have neutralised three members of the Boko Haram terrorists following an attack on the troops.
“Unfortunately, three soldiers lost their lives during the encounter. Also, two members of the Civilian Joint Task Force were neutralised in the exchange of fire,” he said.
He lists the weaponed recovered by the troop as Rocket Propelled Gun parts and a fully loaded FN rifle magazine of 7.62mm NATO round belt.
In another encounter, Chukwu said troops of 151 Task Force Battalion of operation LAFIYA DOLE while on patrol, intercepted and killed one insurgent on Ngurosoye-Bama Road, Borno.
According to him, troops of 25 Task Force Brigade in the on-going clearance operation intercepted three women and children.
“The women on interrogation confessed of being wives of Boko Haram terrorists who escaped from Mangusun, following the on-going clearance operation in the area by troops.
“They are currently in military custody and preliminary investigation is on-going,” he added.
According to me, the troops recovered two bicycles, two bags of guinea-corn and a bag of onion.
The army spokesman appealed to the people to be alert at all time report suspicious persons and movements to security agencies.