Abuja - Troops of the 81 Battalion and some
elements of the 251 Task Force Battalion have killed five suspected Boko
Haram terrorists escaping from Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani
Kukasheka Usman, said the ambushed terrorists were trying to link up with other
insurgents or members of their families relocating to other places.
“The troops sprang a surprise ambush on the group of
escaping terrorists from Sambisa forest crossing towards Alagarno mounted on
motorcycles and bicycles, killing five
of them and recovering a number of items.”
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These include five motorcycles, nine bicycles, 80 new
pairs of bathroom slippers, assorted laundry items, polythene bags and mats.
The Army Spokesman said the terrorists intended to link
up with their wives and children earlier mentioned, who were dispatched to wait
for them close to Fulawani for onward movement to other locations.
The troops intercepted a group of women and children at
the weekend who claimed to have escaped from the terrorists’ enclave in Sambisa
The Army confirmed these were the terrorists’
advance party relocating to a new haven following intense tactical operations
- CAJ News