Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade on Operation Halaka Dodo along Gwoza have killed two fleeing Boko haram terrorists after laying ambush along Sabon Gari and Jirawa communities of Borno state.
The ambush was conducted by the troops in conjunction with members of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, said in a statement.
He said the terrorists were “scouting for soft target especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their faming activities with intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.”
At the end of the encounter, the troops recovered the following items: one Ak 47 rifle without a butt, one Bajaj Motorcycle, as well as clothing and laundry items.
He said the troops had continued with aggressive clearance patrol to flush out other fleeing terrorists.