- Confiscate logistics
The troop of 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army have intercepted and killed several Boko Haram terrorists in Lake Chad region of the North East.
Deputy Director of Army Public Relations (DDAPR), Col. Timothy Antigha, on Friday, said the forces have continued to deny the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad area, freedom of action and access to logistics within the division’s area of responsibility.
Antigha said that at about 3pm on Thursday, troops responding to a distress call intercepted terrorists mounted on 14 horses in Malamti village, Guzamala Local Government Area of Bornu state.
He said: “In the ensuing fire fight, gallant troop killed 2 terrorists and recovered 2 AK 47 riffles, 3 magazines, 26 rounds of 7.26 ammunition and one hand grenade.
“Other items also recovered include 18 mobile phones, 3 mini solar panels, soap and detergents, bundles of assorted clothes and 8 horses. Unfortunately, 2 soldiers were wounded during the engagement and are currently receiving medical attention.”
He said that the other terrorists, who fled the fire fight, were being pursued in the exploitation which followed the engagement.