The Nigerian Army said last night that troops have neutralized six Boko Haram terrorists in Gawa and Boskoro villages, Mafa local government area of Borno State, like reported by thenationonlineng.net.
Its spokesman, Brig Gen Sani Usman said the troops were on fighting patrol when they engaged the terrorists after credible intelligence reports established their presence in the area.
Brig Gen Usman said in a statement :”based on credible intelligence, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, along with some members of the Civilian JTF, today, Thursday 3rd January 2019, embarked on fighting patrol to suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts around Gawa and Boskoro villages, Mafa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“In the course of the patrol, the troops discovered and destroyed Boko Haram terrorists hideout. They also neutralised 6 terrorists in the area.
“During the search on the hideout before destruction, the troops recovered 3 pieces of 36 Hand Grenade, 4 Dane Guns, and 26 rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition.
“They also recovered 3 Gas Cylinders and a set of Bow and Arrows. The gallant patrol team also rescued 3 women at Boskoro who were later handed over to the Internally Displaced Persons camp officials at Dikwa.
“Impressed by their performance, the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General BA Akinroluyo commended the troops.
“The Commendation was relayed to them by the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Brigadier General Bulama Biu. He further enjoined them to be more daring and clear any suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideout. “