Army rescues 6-year-old boy, kills dozens of fleeing terrorist
The Nigerian Army has said it rescued a six-years-old boy during a gun battle with fleeing Boko Haram members in Sambisa forest.
Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, revealed that army neutralised dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush in Sambisa forest.
He also said the terrorists were attempting to cross over to Sambisa forest, when they fell into an ambush by the Nigerian army.
The army spokesman who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said many of the terrorists escaped with gun shot wounds.
Usman said that troops of 151 Battalion also rescued a six-year-old boy, when troops laid ambush on fleeing terrorist along Banki-Bula Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.
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According to him, items which includes, eight Bicycles, blankets, Jerricans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform were recovered from the insurgents.
He added that the troops’ ‘Operation LAFIYA DOLE,’ had continued to gain successes in it clearance operations under the Operation ‘DEEP PUNCH 2’ in Sambisa Forest.