Military kill Boko Haram terrorists, rescue 63 persons, destroy spiritual base

Nigerian military has killed Boko Haram terrorists in early morning raid on Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest while trying to escape.

Troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of operational responsibility also recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.

A statement by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman added that one military officer however sustained injury during the encounter. “He is however in a stable condition,” the statement added.

Boko Haram vehicle

Also, its Special Forces Team B, 7 Division Garrison, conducted fighting patrol in which they cleared Boko Haram terrorists hideout at Lawin Meleri, Matiri Bulaka and Aljeri villages.

During the operation, the soldiers killed five Boko Haram terrorists and also rescued 63 persons held captives by the terrorists.

The statement also said troops recovered 1 Dane gun and 1 Light Machine Gun Bipod Stand and detonated 1 Improvised Explosive Device enroute.

The army said in a separate operation, troops of 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division Nigerian Army, “demystified” Boko Haram terrorists’ spiritual power base at the Alagarno forest, Borno State.

The troops, based on tip off, conducted a clearance operation around Alagarno forest general area, destroying terrorists camps at Mosa, Ariwuzumari and Kagalmari, as well as Missene, Joba, Yajiwa and Sansan.

“During the operations, the troops were able to clear all the camps, killing quite a number of terrorists and recovered Boko Haram terrorists flags hoisted on some premises, destroyed their logistics base and recovered 31 motorcycles, assorted foodstuffs, a donkey and a pick up van, AK-45 rifle with registration number 17714 and a Dane gun.

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