Troops Ambush Terrorists, Recover Food Items


… Neutralise Boko Haram female suicide bombers         

BY AMOS DUNIA, ABUJA – The Nigerian Army said its troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday July 22, 2017, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Mayanti village while on patrol along Mayanti-Banki Junction road.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Usman said during the ambush, its troops neutralized one of the terrorists, while others sustained gunshot wounds. 

Usman further said that the troops recovered 10 Bicycles, 9 bags of flour, 9 sachets of yeast, 2 bags of groundnut, packets of Maggi, a carton of detergent, 23 bottles of groundnut oil from the terrorists.

He further said that other items recovered include palm oil, a wrist watch, 50 sachets of salt, assorted drugs, 16 torch lights, 29 packs of cold patch and cash sum of two thousand, two hundred and sixty-six Naira.

In a related development, troops of 103 Battalion, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Saturday July 22, 2017 neutralized three female suicide bombers that attempted to infiltrate their location at Kawuri, Konduga Local Government Area of Borno State. 

The female suicide bombers, who were allegedly on obvious mission of committing mayhem, where spotted by a vigilant sentry while they were trying to access the military location.

According to Brigadier General Usman; “They were however challenged severally but continued advancing, declining several warnings to stop. 

“Consequently, the troops neutralized them instantly. The remains of the suicide bombers have since been evacuated from the location.” 

The Army appealed to members of the public to continue to support troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and report any suspicious movements of persons to the military or security agencies. 

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