Thursday, 17 August 2017

Army Kills 10 Boko Haram Insurgents After Successful Ambush

Men of the Nigerian Army of the 8-Task Force Division under Operation Lafiya Dole have succesfully ambushed and killed 10 Boko Haram insurgents in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria.

The terrorists fell into an ambush laid by army at about 9:00pm on Wednesday, August 16, 2017, as they tried to sneak back into their swampy hideouts in the Lake Chad. Daily Trust gathered.

Army spokesman at 8-Task Force Division in northern part of the state, Colonel Timothy Antigha, stated: 

"In continuation of ongoing efforts to deny terrorists freedom of action in its Area of Responsibility, troops of 8 Task Force Division have neutralised 10 Boko Haram insurgents in Maza village in Marte Local Government Areas of Borno State."

Army Kills 10 Boko Haram Insurgents After Successful Ambush

Antigha said items recovered from the terrorists included 10 bicycles, 11 carts containing food items and two cows. 

The Army spokesman likewise said: "Troops also recovered 50 cows abandoned by fleeing terrorists, during clearance operations conducted in Danari and Mowo villages in Monguno Local Government Area.

"It should be noted that as the noose continue to tighten on Boko Haram terrorists, couple with the wet season, they have resorted to the use of bicycles and charts as means of transportation," Col. Antigha said.