The Nigerian Military has reported the deaths of three Boko Haram terrorists killed at a village in the Monguno Local Government Area of Borno State.
In a statement issued today by the Deputy Director of Public Relations (8 Task Force Division) Col. Timothy Antigha, it was disclosed that the terrorists were killed yesterday when they were ambushed by military men.
Col. Timothy further stated that the terrorists were on their way to sell their rustled cattle at a market in Lungir village when the ambush occurred.
Asides the three who were killed, several others escaped with gun shot injuries.
Assorted ammunition and dresses were recovered from them, the statement reads.
Read the rest of the statement below as it was issued to the News Agency of Nigerian:
“In furtherance of clearance exercise of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, troops of 8 Division Mobile Strike Team (MST) deployed at Forward Operations Base Mairari, on Sunday 8th October, 2017; ambushed a Boko Haram terrorists’ cattle rustling syndicate trying to cross into Maiduguri to sell the rustled cattle, at Lingir village.
“During the encounter, the ambush party neutralized three Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops recovered 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 Magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 1 metal box containing clothes and a horse.
“Unfortunately, one soldier sustained injury during the encounter. The injured soldier has been evacuated to the 8 Task Force Division Medical centre at Monguno, where he is receiving further medical attention.
“The MST also followed up with pursuit up to Buruwa village around Gassawa general area, where they neutralized another Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle from him”.