Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Friday encountered fleeing Boko Haram terrorists during clearance operation at Dulsa and Buk, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
At Dulsa, the troops cleared the hideout of the terrorists during which they neutralized 6 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 1 Light Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes and 1 Extra Anti-Aircraft Gun Barrel.
The troops also encountered Boko Haram terrorists’ camp at Buk where they were engaged by the terrorists.
During the encounter, the troops neutralized 35 of the Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others.
According to Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, “They also made an unprecedented recovery.
“The items recovered include 9 AK-47 rifles, 3 Fabrique Nationale rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 1 Mortar Tube, 1 Shilka, 1 Gun truck mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun and 2 Hilux vehicles.
“Unfortunately however, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price, while 5 others were wounded in action. Similarly, 1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle belonging to the Brigade was badly damaged.
“The bodies of the late soldiers and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated by the Nigerian Air Force.
“The wounded soldiers are in stable condition.”