The Nigerian Army said it’s Troops of 117 Battalion, 28 Task Force Brigade, Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with some members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) has killed on boko haram terrorist, and arrested two in Borno state.
The Army Spokesperson who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday said the troops engaged the terrorists at Damboa Local Government and recovered some weapons.
The Nigerian Army however regrets that two soldiers sustained injuries.
Sani stated “Following a report on the presence of suspected Boko Haram terrorists in a hideout, embarked on fighting patrol along Yachida, Korongelen, Bombula and Forfor axis, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State, Tuesday 4th December 2018. The Troops came in contact with the terrorists and engaged them at Forfor village.
“During the encounter, one of the Boko Haram terrorists was neutralized, arrested two, while several other terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
“The gallant patrol team recovered one AK-47 rifle, a magazine, 21 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a 36 Hand Grenade, magazine pouch and Motorcycle.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers sustained injuries and have since been evacuated to 28 Task Force Brigade Field Ambulance for medical attention.”