In furtherance of clearance operations, troops of the 8 Division Mobile Strike Team deployed at Forward Operations Base Mairari, on Sunday ambushed a Boko Haram terrorists’ cattle rustling syndicate.
It was learnt that the suspects were trying to cross into Maiduguri to sell the rustled cattle, at Lingir village.
A statement made available to newsmen on Monday, by Col Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations 8 Task Force Division said “during the encounter, the ambush party neutralized 3 Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them have escaped with gunshot wounds.
“The troops recovered 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 Magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 metal box containing clothes and a horse.
“Unfortunately, one of our soldiers sustained an injury during the operation.
“The injured soldier has been evacuated to 8 Task Force Division Hospital and Medical Services at Monguno where he is receiving further medical attention.
“The Mobile Strike Team also followed up with pursuit up to Buruwa village around Gassawa general area where they neutralized an additional Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle from him,” the statement read.