Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade have neutralized two fleeing terrorists, who were operating along Gwoza axis in an ambush conducted in Sobon Gari and Jirawa villages of Borno State.
The ambush was carried out based on information divulged to the troops by some good citizens in the area.
A statement issued on Monday by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, also indicated that the ambush, which is in continuation of Operation Halaka Dodo, was conducted in conjunction with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
“The terrorists were said to be scouting for soft target especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their farming activities with the intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.
“At the end of the encounter, the troops recovered: 1 Ak 47 rifle without a butt, 1 Bajaj Motorcycle, as well as clothing and laundry items,” he added.
According to the Army Spokesperson, troops are currently on aggressive clearance patrols in the general areas with a view to flushing out other fleeing terrorists.