TROOPS of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force has encountered suspected Boko Haram Terrorists.
A statement issued in Abuja at the weekend and signed by the Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, Director Army Public Relations said the encounter was made while on fighting patrol to Gara village in Northern Borno on Friday.
According to the statement, five members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized during the encounter following the superior fire power of the troops while others escaped to a nearby bush with gun shot wounds.
“The Items recovered include: Four AK 47 rifles, five Magazine,55 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, eight rounds of 5.56mm NATO ammunition and 11 mobile phones.
Others include: Assorted drugs, cooking utensils, some quantity of provisions and six horses, ” the statement said.The public is therefore advised to report any suspicious movements or activities in their area to the security agency for prompt action.