Soldiers ambush Boko Haram fighters, kill many, seize bicycles

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The bicycles seized by Nigerian soldiers

The bicycles seized by Nigerian soldiers

Nigerians soldiers on Monday ambushed Boko Haram insurgents along Firgi- Banki Junction road, Borno State, killing many of them.

The soldiers also seized 18 bicycles and other items found with the insurgents.

In a statement on Monday, Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director of Army Public Relations said troops of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) 21, on operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed within the 21 Brigade Nigerian Army Area of Operations, killed a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gun shot wounds.

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”The troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 Bicycles, 15 Bags of grains, 17 Gallons of grain, 5 Empty gallons, 6 Cutlasses, a Sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.

”It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs).

”The teams are highly trained and well equipped groups injected into Operation LAFIYA DOLE with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations.”