Troops of the Nigerian Army, on Friday, ambushed and killed two fleeing Boko Haram terrorists. It was gathered that one of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, in a statement, said the troops also recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number S 77411, a General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) with registration number FN 131908, a motorcycle, a bicycle and five Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle magazines.
Other items recovered from the terrorists include an AK-47 rifle magazine loaded with 28 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, 67 rounds of 7.62mm linked (NATO) ammunition and Tecno brand of mobile telephone handset with NEXTTEL SIM card, as well as sacks of foodstuff.
According to Usman, troops have continued their routine operations maintaining vigilance to prevent escaping Boko Haram terrorists from leaving of Sambisa forest through that axis.
Meanwhile, the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environment Studies is to commence the 2016/2017 academic session with no fewer than 300 students in Biu, Borno State, after relocation from Benue.
The Rector of the institute, Brigadier-General Clement Ojo, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Biu on Saturday.
Ojo, however, said it was only the School of Management that had fully relocated to Biu because of personnel and logistic challenges, adding that other departments would relocate later.
The rector noted that the movement of the institute to Biu was an indication that the challenge of insurgency in the North East was being overcome, adding that this would restore confidence in the people.
“The entire North East had been ravaged by insurgency; of course, this school would restore confidence to the people.
“It would create admission and job opportunities for them and translate to economic development of the area,” Ojo said.
He explained that the institute which had been in operation under the Nigeria Army School of Military Engineer (NASME) in Makurdi, was relocated to Biu due to ongoing expansion of the institute.
In another development, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General Tukur Buratai, has assured that the military would restore full peace to the North East in line with the desire of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Buratai gave the assurance while addressing troops undergoing training at the Nigerian Army Special Forces Training School at Buni Yadi, Yobe State.