Troops kill nine Boko Haram rebels in the Borno ambush

Troops of the Nigerian Army attached to Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, have shot dead nine Boko Haram terrorists during an ambush staged for the insurgents along the Mainok-Jakana Road in the Kaga Local Government Area of Borno State.

The army said the ambush, which was carried out on Wednesday about 6pm, resulted in a firefight, adding that two soldiers were injured.

In a release, the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, said two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns were also captured by troops, and exploitation of the area was ongoing.

He said, “Troops of Sector 1 have successfully staged an ambush at identified Boko Haram terrorists crossing point at Mainok-Jakana axis in Kaga LGA.

“So far, nine Boko Haram terrorists lost their lives; two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns have been captured and exploitation is ongoing by the troops. Two soldiers are slightly wounded. The situation in the area has been normalised.”

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