It has been gathered that troops carrying out clearance operations on suspected Boko Haram
terrorists hideouts in Talala and Ajigin, southern part of Borno State,
were ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists at Ugundiri village,
Damboa Local Government Area, Borno State, while returning to base after
clearance operations yesterday.
Unfortunately, 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1
Civilian JTF lost their lives during the ambush, while 19 soldiers and 1
Civilian JTF sustained various degrees of injuries.
The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians have been evacuated to
Maiduguri while the injured are receiving commensurate medical care and
are in stable condition.
The troops destroyed the terrorists Gun truck and recovered 2
Anti-Aircraft guns, 2 spare Gun barrels, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 1
Rocket Propelled Grenade, 1 AK-47 Rifle and 320 rounds of 7.62mm
Troops have been mobilized into blocking positions to further neutralize
fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. Please recall that another set of troops
had earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk villages before
returning to base in Bulabulin.
In a related development, based on information received about gathering
of some suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Bori village, which is 16
kilometres away from Mainok, outskirts of Maiduguri, troops swung into
action and neutralized them.
The troops recovered 3 Motorcycles, 1 hand Grenade, 1 round of 7.62mm
ammunition, Solar panel, a pair of Niger Republic military camouflage
uniform, 1 Gionee mobile telephone handset, 1 Wet Cell battery and half
bag of groundnut. See more photos below…