ICC Note: The Nigerian Army killed three Boko Haram terrorists and arrested another in an ambush attack that took place between June 1 and 2. The arrested man has been handed over to Brigade Headquarters for further interrogation. This ambush is part of the Nigerian Army’s movements in North-East Nigeria to clear the area of Boko Haram terrorists, particularly in the Sambisa forest. Boko Haram has been encamped there for the past few years as they have continued to attack Christians in Nigeria as part of their radical Islamic jihadist mission.
06/03/2016, Borno State, Nigeria (Premium Times) – The Nigerian Army says its troops killed three Boko Haram terrorists, and arrested one in an ambush at Sabsawa-Boarding Road, and Bocobs-Ngurusoye Road, Borno State.
The operation, led by troops from 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade, took place between Wednesday and Thursday, according to a statement issued on Thursday by acting Director Army Public Relations, Sani Usman.
Mr. Usman said the Boko Haram terrorist, Umar Mustapha, who claimed to have come from Sabsawa, has been handed over to the Brigade Headquarters for further interrogation.
The troops have continued with their clearance operations of the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists within the Sambisa forest, Mr. Usman said.
Mr. Usman said another set of troops, from 112 Battalion, who were on patrol from Mafa to Dikwa, were ambushed on Thursday morning at Ajiri village by Boko Haram terrorists.