Troops ambush fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in Kukawa, kill 4

Troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 8 Task Force Division, on Sunday, ambushed some elements of Boko Haram terrorists along Gerere junction, Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.

The terrorists were suspected to be fleeing the advancing troops of 119 Task Force Battalion presently mopping the general area of Kangarwa, in Kukawa Local Government Area of the state.

During the operation, the troops killed four Boko Haram terrorists carrying logistics items and recovered 48 jerry cans containing 1,440 litres of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS),  Automatic Gasoline Oil (AGO), eight motorcycles, out of which two were destroyed, 21 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, two AK-47 rifles,  an unprimed Improvised Explosive Device and a 36-Henagar Hand Grenade, as well as assorted drugs.

However, one of the military vehicles and communication equipment were badly damaged from gunshots by the terrorists.

The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness, following concerted efforts of clearing the remnants of the terrorists.

Meanwhile, troops, on Monday, detected and gunned down three female Boko Haram terrorists suicide bombers, who attempted to attack innocent Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) fetching water at a borehole located about three kilometres, outskirts of Monguno town on Marte Road.

Nigerian Tribune gathered that the terrorists wore explosive belts which they were strapped with and the explosives exploded and injured two civilians nearby.

The injured persons were evacuated and were receiving medical attention at the 8 Task Force Division’s medical facility.

It was gathered that the third suicide bomber who followed a different route detonated some distance before troops deployment on the same road.

Troops later cordoned off the general area and imposed restriction of movement into Monguno.