Troops of 26 Brigade Garrison on patrol and escort duties of civilian merchants and commuters along Wala village and adjoining communities in Borno on Saturday had a fierce encounter with desperate and hungry Boko Haram terrorists’, who had laid an ambush, ready to pounce on food and other essentials.

Soldiers on counter-insurgency operations in the North East have killed three Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several arms and ammunition from them.

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations for the 7 Division Nigerian Army, Colonel Ado Isa, in a statement said the terrorists were ambushed and killed after some villagers hinted about their presence along Banki Road Junction, Pulka in Gwoza general area in Borno State.

Isa in the statement said: “Following credible information from some patriotic Nigerians about terrorists’ movement along Banki Road Junction, Pulka in Gwoza general area, troops of Special Response Area (SRA) Pulka under the Nigerian Army Super Camp Gwoza, in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force conducted a successful night ambush on Thursday 3rd October 2019, which resulted in the neutralisation of three terrorists, recovery of 2 AK 47 rifles and two motor cycles.

“Unconfirmed number of terrorists were reportedly wounded during the ambush. There is no casualty on the Nigerian Army or Civilian JTF.

“Items recovered by troops included 2 X AK 47 rifles and 2 X bicycles.

“Similarly, at about 2250 hours on 3rd October 2019, in what seems like a reprisal attack to avenge the loss of their members in the ambush conducted by the troops, some marauders/criminals woefully attacked the Delta Company Location of the SRA at Pulka. Consequently, troops swiftly responded by effectively repelling the attack; one bandit lost his life and one AK 47 rifle was recovered. No casualty was recorded by the Civilian JTF or the troops.

“The Acting General Officer Commanding, 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brigadier General AK Ibrahim was in SRA, Pulka, where he interacted with the troops, commended them for the successes so far and urged them to remain committed and unwavering in the struggle to end the insurgency soon.”

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