Troops ambush fleeing Boko Haram members, others in Nasarawa

April 17, 2020
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The combined troops of Guards Brigade, Nigerian Army operating with Troops of Operation Whirl Stroke, and supported by the Nigerian Air Force have ambushed some fleeing Boko Haram and Daru Salam sect members in Toto, Nasarawa State.

Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, disclosed this at a news conference on Friday in Abuja.

Enenche said that the troops conducted a successful clearance operation on Tuesday and Wednesday at the location as follow-up exploitation against fleeing Boko Haram and Daru Salam sect members recently dislodged from their camps by troops of Guards Brigade at Uttu general area of the state, NAN reports.

“The operation was a follow-up exploitation against fleeing Daru Salam Sect members recently dislodged from their camps at Uttu general area of Nasarawa State.

“During the operation, troops engaged the criminals and neutralised four of them.

“In all the operations, most of the bandits and criminals fled or escaped with gunshot wounds with narrow chances of survival,” he said.

Enenche also disclosed that the troops of Operation Lafia Dole also carried out intensive clearance operations across the theatre leading to the killing of several Boko Haram/ISWAP elements.

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