No fewer than 41 terrorists have been killed by the Nigerian troop in a fighting patrol which took place along Gulwa and Musuri Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima , theDirector of Army Public Relations, said the firefight which lasted for about 45 minutes took place in the early hours of Monday March 15.
He also revealed that the troops recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.
Items recovered from the insurgents include: 12 AK47 rifles, 8 Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a motorcycle, 6 bicycles, mechanic tool boxes, a sewing machine, large quantity of batteries used for making of Improvise Explosive Devices and sex enhancement drugs amongst others.
“At Musuri, troops encountered elements of the terrorist group and swiftly engaged them in a firefight which lasted for about 45 minutes.
“With superior firepower, troops ultimately dominated the area after neutralizing 41 of the terrorists. They also recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.”