Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have announced the killing of two Boko Haram insurgents and recovering of explosives and motorcycles in an ambush. The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman disclosed this on Sunday in a statement in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
He said the operation took place early yesterday at the Forward Operation Base in Mainok, along a track leading to Alagarno forest in Borno. Usman explained that the explosives were recovered at Banki route junction, near Bama on the northeast flank of Sambisa Forest.
According to the statement the terrorists were ferrying logistic items to their colleagues in the forest. The ambush team also recovered some jerry cans and guinea corn flour.
It added that Similarly, troops of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army discovered the multiple explosives, while on a routine clearing of bushes to facilitate the movements of troops.
In the meantime the Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, yesterday started a two-day “familiarisation and assessment” visit to troops in the front lines to boost their moral in the fight against insurgents.
The minister’s spokesman, Col. Tukur Gusau disclosed this in an interactive session with journalist in Maiduguri.