Boko Haram/Terrorism

Nigerian Troops Intercept Suspected Boko Haram Insurgents in Borno

  • Nigerian troops recover 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes from Boko Haram

The Director of Army Public Relations Department, Col. Sani Usman, on Thursday disclosed that troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army, intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State.

It’s learnt that the deadly Boko Haram insurgents were allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.

Col. Sani Usman said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari road when the incident occurred.

News Agency of Nigeria quotes Col. Sani Usman as saying, “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

“In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralised and their weapons including one FN rifle loaded with a magazine of 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one AK 47 rifle with 3 magazines were captured.

“Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes,” he said.

 

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