The Nigeria Army has informed that their men killed three Boko Haram who were on “a looting and extortion mission” in Borno State.
According to statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen Chukwu Texas said the incident occurred on Sunday at Kulamari village 30km away from Kukawa town in Borno State.
Brig. Gen. Chukwu informed that the operation was carried out by troops of 82 Division Task Force deployed to Operation Lafiya Dole
“Troops of 82 Division Task Force Brigade deployed in Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Sunday 26th August 2018, while on fighting patrol at Kukawa general area, got information on the terrorists activities in Kalamari village 30 Kilometres to Kukawa town Borno State. “Boko Haram Terrorists on a looting and extortion mission in Kalamari village were confronted by the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
“During the encounter following a superior fire power of the troops, three members of the Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralised”.
The operaion according to the statement led recovery of three AK 47 rifle; two magazines; four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Brig. Gen Chukwu said the troops are still in pursuit of the fleeing members of the Boko Haram insurgents, stressing That, “the gallant troops have continued with aggressive fighting patrol, as efforts are on by the troops to track down other fleeing members of the Boko Haram Terrorists from any hideout, after they successful extricating the villagers”.
He urged members of the public to report any suspicious movements or activities in their general area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action