Five Boko Haram members have been killed in an operation carried out at Margummari village in Borno State, while one other terrorist was killed around Yafa.
Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko who confirmed this in a statement released on Tuesday, December 7, said rifles, motorcycles and various ranges of ammunition were recovered from the insurgents in the operation undertaken by troops of 222 battalion in conjunction with the State Civilian Joint Task Force.
“Following actionable intelligence on Boko Haram criminals’ activities, troops of 222 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force conducted an aggressive fighting patrol to the general area of Margumari village.
“The highly motivated troops made contact and immediately engaged some marauding Boko Haram criminals lurking in the area.
“During the brief but decisive encounter, 4 Boko Haram criminals were neutralized while one FN Rifle, one AK 47 Rifle, 2 FN Rifle magazines and 4 AK 47 Rifle magazines were captured from the fleeing criminals.
“Additionally, 29 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 39 Rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 2 Motorcycles, Motorcycle repair tools and one Tecno phone were also captured.”
It was also gathered that fifth terrorist was killed during a clearance patrol to Yafa, Kirchinga and Shuwarin general areas of the state by troops of 144 battalion. It is believed that others escaped with gunshot wounds