Insurgency: Army kills five Boko Haram terrorists in Borno
Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) in the Northeast; have neutralized five Boko Haram terrorists in the Mafa-Nganzai axis of Borno state.
The troop also arrested one in the attack.
Northeaststar gathered that the insurgents were killed while moving in a convoy of gun trucks and motorcycles from the Northern part of the state to Mafa axis.
A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, in Maiduguri, stated Friday that the troops also captured a terrorist alive, while others fled with gunshot wounds.
He said the troops achieved the feat on November 24, 2022, while acting on credible intelligence that terrorists were moving towards the Mafa axis.
On how the terrorists were killed, Makama said: “the soldiers laid an ambush for the terrorists and instantly neutralized five of them.”
Besides the killing, he added that the captured terrorist was handed over to appropriate authorities for further investigation.
According to him, while dominating the Mafa axis, the troops aggressively patrolled along the Maiduguri-Dikwa-Gambouru road.
He said, “The troops are also trailing other fleeing terrorists to locate their hideouts for neutralization.