The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops have neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush along the Chibok-Damboa axis of Borno state.
According to a statement signed by army spokesman, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, the troops deployed in Chibok under 28 Task Force Brigade of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole carried out the ambush.
“The troops achieved the feat while acting on credible intelligence that some remnants of insurgents were fleeing due to the intensity of troops’ operations in Sambisa Forest,” the army statement said.
“The troops laid ambush, engaged and overwhelmed the criminals with aggressive firepower.
They neutralized 9 terrorists in the process while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds.
The troops also recovered 7 AK 47 Rifles and freed 3 kidnapped victims.”