The Nigerian Army has said that its troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, on fighting patrol, yesterday, killed four Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush at Malumti in Borno State.
The Army also said that troops deployed at a checkpoint ahead of Muna-garage on the outskirts of Maiduguri, yesterday, neutralised four suicide bombers, comprising a male and three females.
In a statement issued to newsmen on Saturday by the Deputy Director, Public Relations, Operation Lafiya Dole Theatre Command, Col Onyema Nwachukwu, the Army said the gallant troops recovered a Land Cruiser and several ammunition.
“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on a fighting patrol, have killed four Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush yesterday in Malumti. The insurgents, who had been routed out of the Sambisa by troops in Operation Deep Punch II, were rummaging for food and logistics when they met their waterloo. The gallant troops recovered a Toyota Land Cruiser, one AK 47 Rifle, 15 Rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition and one Magazine. Troops also recovered 47 Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit from the insurgents.
“In another development, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at a checkpoint ahead of Muna Garage in the outskirts of Maiduguri yesterday, neutralised four suicide bombers comprising a male and three females.