The Nigerian Army says it’s Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade conjunction with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force has killed two members of a suspected terrorist group operating along Gwoza axix in an ambush conducted in Sabon Gari and Jirawa Village in Borno state.
The Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa confirmed this in a statement in Sunday.
Sagir said the ambush which is in continuation of Operation Halaka Dodo was conducted on Friday was based on information from a good samaritan.
He said, “the terrorists were said to be scouting for soft target especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their faming activities with intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.”
According to Musa, the following item were recovered from the troops at the end of the encounter; One Ak 47 rifle without a butt, One Bajaj Motorcycle, Clothing and laundry items.
“As at the time of filing this report, troops are on aggressive clearance patrols in the general areas with the view to flush out other fleeing bandits”, Musa said.