Nigerian Army troops have killed two members of a suspected terrorist group operating within the Gwoza axis of Borno State.
The troops of 26 Task Force Brigade killed the terrorists in an ambush conducted along Sabon Gari and Jirawa Village on Friday 28 June 2019, army spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa said.
According to Channels TV, Colonel Sagir said the ambush was based on information from a “good Samaritan”.
He said the ambush which was in continuation of Operation Halaka Dodo was conducted in conjunction with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.
The army spokesman said the terrorists were scouting for soft targets especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their farming activities with intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.
He stated that at the end of the encounter, the troops recovered some items including one Ak47 rifle without a butt, one Bajaj Motorcycle as well as clothing and laundry items.
As at the time of filing this report, troops were still on aggressive clearance patrols in the general areas with the view to flush out other fleeing bandits.