The capture of a Boko Haram spy on Friday, April 15, helped the Nigerian troops to clear 12 of the terrorists’ camps, rescue 455 people and and gun down 27 insurgents.
Colonel Sani Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, released a statement to this effect.
“Troops of 3 Battalion c@ught a suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ spy near the Battalion Headquarters at Gamboru Ngala. On interrogation, he confessed that he was sent to spy on the troops from Wulge.”
“Consequent upon this the troops organized a fighting patrol comprising elements of Army Headquarters Strike Group and Civilian JTF to Wulge and Walamari.”
“The troops had encounter with Boko Haram terrorists in which they killed 27 of them, recovered 5 motorcycles and 8 bicycles. They also cleared 12 terrorists’ camps and recovered 1 AK-47 rifles as well as 1 Dane gun.”
“The troops also rescued 455 persons and escorted them to Gamboru Internally Displaced Persons’ (IDPs) camp. Unfortunately, we lost one of the Civilian JTF. Nevertheless, the troops’ morale remains very high.”
Meanwhile, troops of the 103 Battalion were said to have ambushed some insurgents at Mairimi village.
“Similarly, troops of 103 Battalion this evening ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Mairimri village crossing point in which they killed quite a number of terrorists, recovered 15 bicycles and foodstuffs. Further confirmatory reconnaissance would be conducted to further exploit the situation.”