Following information of suspected Boko Haram elements crossing point across Maiduguri-Bulabulin-Damboa road, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, both of 25 Task Force Brigade, staged a deliberate ambush against the terrorists logistics elements on motorcycles and bicycles crossing from Sambisa forest to Alagarno general area around Nyaleri Thursday night, May 26, 2016.
During the operation, the troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists, wounded several others and recovered some arms, ammunitions and other items.
Specifically, they recovered 1 AK-47 Assault rifle, with registration number 27875, 1 hand grenade, 4 AK-47 magazines loaded with ammunition, assorted food items, sex enhancing drugs, such Viagra, foot wears and bathroom slippers. Others include 3 motorcycles, 10 bicycles, tool kits and assorted clothing, 5 rechargeable lamps and 5 litres of Kerosene. As well as military uniforms, amongst other things.
From all indications, the terrorists attempted to resupply and sell the items to other terrorists hibernating elsewhere after being displaced from parts of Sambisa forest.
The troops have continued with the clearance and rescue operations while others are maintaining blocking positions.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman
Acting Director Army Public Relations