Soldiers operating under 112 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade were said to have ambushed the Boko Haram insurgents as they tried to make their way into Sambisa forest from where they were dislodged earlier this year.
The solders, who were deployed in Dikes on Operation LAFIYA DOLE in furtherance of the ongoing clearance operation caught the insurgents in their tracks as they were attempting to cross into Sambisa forest through Lumda village, some few kilometres away from Maiduguri – Dikwa road in Borno State.
A statement today, Friday, by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, said that the soldiers sprung the ambush on the unsuspecting terrorist and neutralized three of them, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops further recovered five bicycles, mechanic tools, sacks containing various items and some mosquito nets from the ambush site.”
The army appealed to members of the public in the danger zone to be vigilant and to report suspicious movement of persons to security agencies. [myad]