28 May 2016
Troops of the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, both belonging to the 25 Task Force Brigade ambushed suspected Boko Haram militants at the crossing point beyond Sambisa forest, killing two members of the sect and recovered several weapons along with their operation.
In a statement issued by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Col. Sani Usman, it was stated that the troops proceeded on information received and staged a deliberate ambush on the terrorists.
According to the statement, “the troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists, wounded several others and recovered some arms, ammunition and other items.
“These include one AK-47 assault rifle, with registration number 27875, 1 hand grenade, 4 AK-47 magazines loaded with ammunition, assorted food items, sex enhancing drugs, foot wears and bathroom slippers.
“Others include 3 motorcycles, 10 bicycles, tool kits and assorted clothing, 5 rechargeable lamps and 5 litres of Kerosene. Also recovered were military uniforms, amongst other things.”
Usman, in the statement, explained that the terrorists were attempting to sell the items to other terrorists hibernating around the Sambisa forest.