Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General SK Usman, on Saturday, July 1, disclosed that Troops of 3 Battalion, 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, on Thursday 29th June 2017 evening, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists along Gamboru-Mussini-Logomani that came to loot and burn a broken down truck loaded with assorted goods at Mussini village.
He also revealed that the troops neutralized 5 terrorists and further exploitation recovered 1 AK-47 rifle with registration number 565203290, 1 AK-47 magazine, 3 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 27 Bicycles, 10 Machetes and 1 Dagger.
In his post, he also stated that the Troops also discovered improvised explosive device.
He wrote; “On Wednesday 28th June 2017, troops of 151 Battalion on routine fighting patrol within Lt Col Abu Ali Range discovered freshly dug hole prepared for Improvised Explosive Device (IED) by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists. The unit’s Explosive Ordinance Device (EOD) team scanned the general area and discovered 1 Cylinder main charge, 1 Pressure plate and 3 Battery suspected to have been abandoned by the terrorists. The prepared IED was safely detonated by team.
“In a related development troops of 82 Task Force Battalion on patrol along Ngoshe-Pulka also discovered 3 IED buried by suspected Boko Haram terrorists on the road. The unit’s EOD team safely detonated the IEDs in-situ.”