Nigerian troops ambush Boko Haram fighters

The human camouflage. Nigerian soldiers disguised as trees and shrubs inside Sambisa forest. Look closely, the standing trees are not trees at all. They are Nigerian soldiers waiting patiently to spring a surprise attack on Boko Haram insurgents
Nigerian soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole on Wednesday ambushed some Boko Haram fighters along Ajiri-Dikwa road, Borno State, killing one of them.

A statement issued by the Director of Army Public Relations Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, described the insurgents as a sleeper cell of Boko Haram suspected of laying ambush for troops in the area.

Read Usman’s statement below:

”Today, Wednesday 29th March 2017, troops of 112 Task Force Battalion, 22 Brigade, Nigerian Army on Operation LAFIYA DOLE, carried out a fighting patrol towards Boskoro, Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State where it was believed, a sleeper cell of Boko Haram terrorists was hibernating.

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While advancing, the troops came in contact with some elements of the terrorists suspected to be in staging area to lay ambush for troops along Ajiri-Dikwa road.

The patrol team engaged the terrorists and neutralized one of them and recovered an AK-47 rifle, 1 Magazine, 47 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and belt links.

Unfortunately one soldier sustained injury during the operation. The gallant soldier has been evacuated to military hospital and he is responding to treatment.”

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