The Nigerian Army kill four insurgents in Northeast, when operating under the auspices of Operation Lafiya Dole in the Northeast of the country.
The insurgents who were killed in two different operations were also involved in cattle rustling, while different categories of weapons were seized from them.
A statement endorsed by the Nigerian Army Director of Public Relations, Brig.General Sani Usman explained that “in furtherance of clearance operations in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, troops of 8 Division Mobile Strike Team deployed at Forward Operations Base Mairari, on Sunday 8th October 2017 ambushed a Boko Haram terrorists’ cattle rustling syndicate trying to cross into Maiduguri to sell the rustled cattle, at Lingir village.
“During the encounter, the ambush party neutralized 3 Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them have escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The Nigerian Army recovered 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 Magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 metal box containing clothes and a horse. Unfortunately, one of our soldiers sustained an injury during the operation.
“The injured soldier has been evacuated to 8 Task Force Division Hospital and Medical Services at Monguno where he is receiving further medical attention.
“The Mobile Strike Team also followed up with pursuit up to Buruwa village around Gassawa general area where they neutralized an additional Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle from him”.
General Sani further said “On Saturday 7th October, 2017 following a tip off from the locals on the presence of suspected Boko Haram terrorists and cattle rustlers at Kirbiri village, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, troops of 120 Battalion in conjunction with vigilantes mobilized to the general area.
“On arrival, the gallant troops engaged the terrorists, neutralizing one of them while several other terrorists flee in disarray with gunshot wounds.
“The Nigerian Army recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 34364 and 2 empty rifle magazines”.