The Nigerian troop have killed about 41 terrorists in a fighting patrol which took place along Gulwa and Musuri Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the firefight which lasted for about 45 minutes took place in the early hours of Monday March 15.
Yerima also revealed that the troops recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.
Items recovered from the insurgents include: 12 AK47 rifles, 8 Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a motorcycle, 6 bicycles, mechanic tool boxes, a sewing machine, large quantity of batteries used for making of Improvise Explosive Devices and sex enhancement drugs amongst others.
The statement read;
“At Musuri, troops encountered elements of the terrorist group and swiftly engaged them in a firefight which lasted for about 45 minutes.
“With superior firepower, troops ultimately dominated the area after neutralizing 41 of the terrorists. They also recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.”