Boko Haram: Nigerian troops escape insurgents’ ambush

Boko Haram: Nigerian troops escape insurgents’ ambush



Troops of the Operation DEEP PUNCH II have intercepted and detonated a vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) in a Golf Wagon car laid in wait by some escaping Boko Haram terrorists for the advancing troops on Wednesday in Buni Yadi, Yobe State.

The operation said intelligence report earlier revealed that some escaping terrorists were hiding in some communities close to the Brigade.

According to Major Nureni Alimi, Assistant Director Army Public Relations, 27 Task Force Brigade, on the approach of the troops towards their hideout, the fleeing terrorists lying in wait were unable to withstand the heavy fire power of the troops.

“They quickly set the IED laden vehicle and fled the scene, having laid a number of IEDs in wait for the troops. The gallant troops were able to detonate the vehicle, detected and detonated other explosives laid for them,” he said.

It would be recalled that some fleeing Boko Haram terrorists met their waterloo recently while trying to escape through 120 Battalion blocking position in Goniri.

In the same vein, the main body of the battalion who earlier moved for clearance operations to block the fleeing terrorists along the border communities of Yobe and Borno States made tremendous success.

“Several camps of the terrorists were destroyed. Their fuel dump was discovered and destroyed.

“The troops also recovers several items such as special IED tube, 3 bicycles and Boko Haram terrorists flag. Other terrorist hideouts destroyed during the clearance operation include Ajingi, Talala, Malunti, in Borno State and Doksa 1, 2 and 3, in Yobe State”, military sources had said.

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