Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, on Christmas eve, following a report that suspected Boko Haram terrorists carted away over 200 cows at Makandari Village in Kala Balge Local Government Area, mobilized a fighting patrol which pursued the terrorists to Beneri village.
A statement on Monday by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, said the patrol team engaged the terrorists and neutralized two of the criminal Boko Haram terrorists cattle rustlers.
They recovered 1 AK-47 Rifle, an empty Magazine, 2 Motorcycles and 1 National Identity Card.
The gallant troops also recovered all the rustled cows and returned them to the rightful owners.
Similarly, troops of 21 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, in conjunction with elements of 121 Battalion, also at the weekend, laid an ambush for Boko Haram terrorists at one of their suspected crossing points near Firgi, Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
During the ambush, troops neutralized one of the terrorists suspected to be an expert Improvised Explosives Device (IED) expert, while other terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
The troops also recovered 1 Gas Cylinder suspected to be for IED, 2 Water Bottles and 1 Motorcycle.