Troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division, on blocking position, at Garere Junction, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists at Gudumbali, Northern part of Borno State, while they were crossing to another location with some logistics.
During the operation, the troops killed two and wounded one of the Boko Haram terrorists.
They also recovered two AK-47 and a G3 rifle. In addition, they recovered 660 litres of Premium Motor Spirit and yards of military uniforms.
The troops also recovered a truck earlier stolen by the terrorists in Kangarwa.
Also, troops of 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade, accompanied by a large number of Civilian JTF from Gwoza, embarked on a very aggressive patrol that dislodged remnant Boko Haram terrorists hibernating at Ngoshe and Gava villages, located close to Gwoza on the mountainous terrain.
The essence of the robust patrol, which was supported by the Nigeria Air Force and Cameroonian Defence Forces, which provided air cover and real time intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, was to clear the remnants of the terrorists hiding in the mountainous area and rescue all persons held hostages by the Boko Haram terrorists.
While advancing towards their objective in Ngoshe, the patrol team encountered Boko Haram terrorists. They have to clear the delay positions staged by the terrorists through the support of the Nigeria Air Force fighter jets.
“Although, the number of terrorists killed could not be ascertained, quite a number of them were seen falling over the mountains when engaged. It is equally believed that several others escaped with gun shot wounds.”
The troops were, however, able to recover quite a number of arms and ammunition. These included; one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) tube, four RPG Bombs, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle and three AK-47 rifles.
Other items recovered included one Sub-Machine Gun(SMG), one locally-made pistol, a locally-made double-barrel gun, one Smoke Grenade, 243 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and one round of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
They also recovered 18 rounds of MI16 rifle, 3 G3 Rifle magazines, 2 AK-47 magazines, 1 mobile telephone handset and a SIM card, as well as a pair of military desert camouflage uniform.
Other items were an address card, three Boko Haram terrorists flags and a Toyota Hilux vehicle painted in desert camouflage colour and motorcycles.
The troops did not find any hostage in Gava, but rescued 16 civilians held in Ngoshe prison, while many residents of the town saw it as an opportunity to flee from the town.