ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Army has said it has destroyed some remnants of Boko Haram terrorists camps and enclaves around Alagarno and Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, confirmed that the troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion patrol team, on Tuesday, cleared Boko Haram camps located at Komala, Dole, Kumshi and Moadori around the fringes of Alagarno forest.
Usman disclosed that the troops killed two of the terrorists and captured another two “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”.
“They also recovered two Toyota pick up vans, 40 motorcycles, Improvised Explosives Making Devices (IEDs), stockpile of foodstuffs and fuel dump. The patrol team also recovered horses and donkeys used for transportation by the terrorists,” he stated.
The DAPR said that 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, “unfortunately the terrorists fled after setting the village on fire that led to the death of an elderly woman”.
According to him, the escaped insurgents regrouped and attempted to cross through Magar bridge but they were pre-empted by elements of the Battalion who killed two terrorists and wounded several others.
Sadly, he added, three soldiers and four locals sustained injuries, while the troops recovered a 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.
Usman said that both the military and the wounded civilians are receiving treatment at the unit’s Regimental Aid Post