Five Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole at Abbagajiri and Dusula towns in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said the latest encounter occurred on Wednesday January 20 and also left many of the terrorists injured.
Equipment recovered from the insurgents included one Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyy(PKT) Gun, three AK-47 Rifles, four extra AK-47 Rifle magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.
Other items captured and destroyed included foodstuffs, some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials including the criminals’ hideouts, clothings among others.
“The troops of 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade led by the Commander engaged them with superior firepower resulting in high casualty on the terrorists,” the statement partly read.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.”