Troops intercept Boko Haram suicide bomb squad, neutralise five

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Troops intercepted Boko Haram suicide bomb squad on Friday and neutralised five terrorists at different locations in Borno north, Nigerian Army said on Saturday . The army spokesman, Brig .-Gen . Sani Usman, in a statement noted that the intercepted bomb at Ngalle village where one terrorist was neutralised “could have been intended for troops or innocent and peace loving villagers. ”

Usman said a huge Improvised Explosive Device cylinder was recovered from the terrorists . “ Other items recovered include an AK – 47 rifle magazine, a motorcycle and some spare parts.” He also said that troops intercepted escaping Boko Haram terrorists crossing Maiduguri -Monguno highway at Torowa village during which another terrorist was shot dead , while others fled into the nearby bush . “

The gallant troops recovered an AK – 47 riffle with a magazine loaded with 19 rounds of 7. 62mm ammunition, three mobile phones, a SIM card and jewelries, ” he added . In a related development , the army spokesman said troops have flushed out terrorists , who were taking refuge in the surroundings of Dure in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno . He said the troops engaged and smoked them out of their hideouts at Jango , Nduma, Gobara, Bala Ibrahim, Fulani Rogo and Takwala villages and environs in the Gwoza Local Government Area . “

During the operations , the troops neutralised three Boko Haram terrorists and captured one other terrorist alive, ” he said , adding that others escaped with gunshot wounds . “ The troops also recovered one Fabrique Nationals rifle , one G 3 rifle , charged magazines and a pair of military camouflage uniform suspected to be used by the terrorists to disguise as military personnel. “ Unfortunately, one soldier sustained injury during the operation . “

He has since been evacuated to the unit’ s Regimental Aid Post, for more medical attention . “ The captured terrorist has been taken into custody for further interrogation and onward passage to relevant agencies,” he said .

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