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Thursday, 14 July 2016

Bokoharam - More ammunition discovered by the Military(PHOTOS)

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Boko Haram ammunition discovered

Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director of Army public relations, revealed that the ambush by troops of 118 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, followed reliable information about the movement of some of terrorists on Thursday morning.

The troops laid the ambush about three kilometres away from Goneri town, south-west of Kukawa local government area, where, according to Usman, they encountered the unsuspecting terrorists in two gun trucks and on motorcycles.
Boko Haram equipment
Boko Haram equipment

During the ensuing engagement, an unconfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds abandoning one buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with an anti-aircraft gun, 1,600 rounds of 12.7mm armour piercing incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for general purpose machine guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition.
ammunition discovered by the military
ammunition discovered by the military

The troops further recovered one motorcycle, seven jerry cans of premium motor spirit or petrol and automotive gasoline oil, a pair of Nigerien Army uniform, two Cameroonian telecommunication service providers SIM cards, as well as a pair of the Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces uniform.

Usman said the troops also recovered one Samsung galaxy tablet and assorted drugs such as climax oxytocin, Tetracyclic HC1 ointment, drips and Syringe, amongst others.
Part of military's new discovery
Part of military’s new discovery

“Consolidating on this success, the troops are further exploiting the situation while troops of 157 Task Force Battalion are blocking likely escape routes of remnants of the terrorists in Mile 90, Yoyo, Barwati and Kekeno villages,” Usman said.

Nigerian and Chadian Air force fighter jets in collaboration with ground troops also successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram fighters in Kangarwa northern Borno state on Tuesday, July 12.



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