The Nigerian Army has continued its offensive operations of destroying all Boko Haram terrorists remaining camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa forests, Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations said in a statement on Wednesday.
While giving details of the latest action of the military against the insurgents in a statement he released on Wednesday morning, Army spokesperson said on Tuesday, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.
In the course of the clearing of the forests, Colonel Usman said the troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists and captured 2 notorious terrorists; Mustapha Busuru (50 years old) and Usman Abubakar (56 years) at Dole village and brought down all Boko Haram terrorist flags hoisted in the village and destroyed them.
He added that the troops also recovered two Toyota pick up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump while the patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists.
In another operation, Colonel Usman said in response to a distress call of an attack by Boko Haram terrorists on Kuda village along Butuku road, troops of 143 Battalion swung into action.
However, he said the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire that led to the death of an elderly woman.
But he added that the fleeing insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the Battalion who killed 2 terrorists and wounded several others.
The Army Public Relations chief noted that sadly, three soldiers and four locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered 1 Toyota Buffalo vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun with registration number 081375, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number 132042, a loaded G3 rifle magazine and 30 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions link.
He added that both military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post.