The Nigerian Army today stated its troops killed two Boko Haram insurgents in the ongoing clearance operation at Kajeri community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state.
The Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and Operation LAFIYA DOLE identified to be Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement in Maiduguri that the troops also retrieved ammunitions and rescued two aged women from the insurgents’ captivity to clear the Kajeri community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state.
Nigerian troops, one identified as Nwachukwu, said the insurgents killed yesterday by troops of 112 Task Force Battalion on clearance operation in the general area of Zaza, Kajeri-Maye, and Kajeri-Maiburem villages in Mafa, Borno state.
In a statement, Nwachukwu said:
“The terrorists who had infiltrated Kajeri-Maye village to unleash mayhem on the communities ran out of luck, as the vigilant troops projected their clearance operation to the village and fiercely engaged the terrorists in combat, killing two of them. “During the operation, the gallant troops rescued two women who had been held hostage by the terrorists. The rescued women were handed over to officials of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Mafa.’’
In addition, Nwachukwu also stated that the troops also retrieved one primed 36 Hand Grenade, two Dane Guns, one locally fabricated short barrel gun, and two Mobile phones respectively.
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Other items that were recovered by the troops are as follows: one AK-47 rifle magazine,17 rounds of Anti-Aircraft gun ammunition, 27 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 22 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition.
The spokesman of the army stated that the troops were chasing the insurgents who escaped their reach.
The army spokesman also stated that they would continue with the clearance operations in order to fish out the remaining of the terrorists’ that are still hiding in the area of Kajeri community in Mafa Local Government Area of Borno state