The Nigerian Army has disclosed that troops in collaborations with Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) have killed three Boko Haram terrorists in an ambush in Gwozo general area, Borno State.
A statement issued on Friday by Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, Colonel Ado Isa, noted that unconfirmed number of terrorists were also reportedly wounded during the ambush and there was no casualty on the side of Nigerian Army or Civilian JTF.
Parts of the statement read, “following credible information from some patriotic Nigerians about terrorists’ movement along Banki Road Junction, Pulka in Gwoza general area, troops of Special Response Area (SRA) Pulka under the Nigerian Army Super Camp Gwoza, in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force conducted a successful night ambush on Thursday 3rd October 2019, which resulted in the neutralization of 3 terrorists, recovery of 2 AK 47 Rifles and 2 motor cycles.
“Similarly, at about 2250 hours on 3rd October 2019, in what seems like a reprisals attack to avenge the lost of their members in the ambush conducted by the troops, some marauders/criminals woefully attacked the Delta Company Location of the SRA at Pulka.
“Consequently, troops swiftly responded by effectively repelling the attack, one bandit lost his life and one Ak 47 rifle was recovered. No casualty was recorded by the CJTF or the troops.
Colonel Isa in the statement said, the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE Brigadier General AK Ibrahim was in SRA Pulka where he interacted with the troops, commended them for the successes so far and urged them to remain committed and unwavering in the struggle to end the insurgency soon.