In a bid to flush out insurgency in the North-East Nigeria, the Nigerian Army on Monday says its troops in Yobe state had an encounter with members of the deadly Boko Haram sect.
Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, and the military swung into action, following a tip-off from concerned residents of the area.
He said, “Following a tip off from the locals on the presence of suspected Boko Haram terrorists and cattle rustlers at Kirbiri village, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, troops of 120 Battalion in conjunction with vigilantes mobilized to the general area, on Saturday.
“On arrival, the gallant troops engaged the terrorists, neutralizing one of them while several other terrorists flee in disarray with gunshot wounds. The troops recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 34364 and 2 empty rifle magazines.”