The Nigerian Army on Saturday,
June 11, confirmed the killing of
10 suspected Boko Haram fighters
after a clearance operation in
Col. Sani Usman, the Acting Director of Army
Public Relations, said this in a statement in
Usman said that two other suspects were
captured alive by the troops during the
He said based on information received that
the terrorists earlier dislodged at Chukungudu
and Hausari villages were migrating towards
Muska village in Gamboru Ngala Local
Government Area, troops of 3 Battalion, 22
Task Force Brigade, conducted operations in
“During the encounter, the troops killed 10
Boko Haram terrorists, captured two alive and
rescued a woman with her baby held hostage
by the terrorists,” Usman said.
He said that the troops also recovered arms
and ammunition during the exercise.
The army spokesman said items recovered
included six AK-47 rifle magazines and 56
rounds of 7.62m (special) rounds of
Also recovered were one bundle of detonating
cord, a manual on how to prepare Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs) , two rifle magazine
pouches, a Techno IPad, a Nokia cell phone and
one Gionee cell phone.
Others included one Digital Multimetre, six
SIM cards, three memory cards and one Airtel
Modem containing memory card.
He said that the captured suspects were
undergoing interrogation by the military.
“The captured terrorists are undergoing
preliminary interrogation while the rescued
woman and her child are receiving necessary
attention pending onward movement to
Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp.
“Similarly, another element of the battalion
also conducted another fighting patrol to
Wumbi village based on received information
on the presence of remnants of Boko Haram
terrorists in the area.
” The patrol team recovered 157 rounds of
7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 37 rounds of
7.62mm (special) ammunition,’’ he said.
Usman also said the troops were facilitating
humanitarian assistance by supporting both
government institutions and NGOs working
He also said troops provide security for
officials of the International Committee of the