PHOTO: Boko Haram terrorists neutralized while trying to escape
Troops of 5 Brigade Garrison, 8 Division Nigerian Army, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, while on routine patrol as part of the ongoing clearance operations in Aisaram village, Gubio Local Government Area, Borno State, on Sunday 29th October 2017, encountered 2 Boko Haram terrorists riding on horseback at about 6.20am.
The Boko Haram terrorists were fleeing from the ongoing clearance operation in one of their hideouts in Gambo Yukku forest, Gubio Local Government Area of Borno State, when the patrol team accosted them but they refused to stop, rather attempted to outflank the troops, but were spotted and shot by vigilant troops during the firefight that ensued.
The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle, a magazine with a single round of 7.62 millimeters ammunition and 2 machetes. Other items recovered include 2 mobile telephone handsets, 2 horses, and 7000 Naira cash.