Ten members of the Boko Haram sect have been killed, while two captured alive, in an ambush laid by soldiers at the border town of Gamboru-Ngala in Borno state.
Lucky Irabor, theatre commander of Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed this at a news conference in Maiduguri, the state capital.
He said some of the items recovered from the suspects were six AK47 magazines, 56 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, a bundle of detonating cord and a manual booklet on how to make improvised explosive device (IED).
“On June 10, our troops at Logomani ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists following information about their movement toward Muska village in Ngala Local Government Area of Borno,” he said.
“As a result, 10 of them were killed and two others were captured, while two civilian captives were rescued from the terrorists during the operation.”
Irabor added that the military has recorded tremendous success in its clearance operations in various parts of the state.
“On June 7, troops on patrol made contact with suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Tilani, Rann and Kalma in Kala Balge general area,” he said.
“In the process, one was killed, while others who suffered gunshot wounds fled, three motorcycles and a bag containing N466,000 cash was recovered from them.”
He said some civilians who were in captivity have been rescued by the military.