Nigeria: Soldiers kill two Boko Haram militants near Sambisa forest
By Mohammad Ibrahim
Abuja, Oct 9: Nigerian Army Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE ambushed Boko Haram militants, killing two as they attempted to cross into Sambisa forest from Mayanti village in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State Northeast Nigeria.
The ambushed according to the military occurred at about 10:45pm on Friday, 6th October 2017. In a statement issued by Lieutenant Colonel Kingsley Samuel Deputy Director Army Public Rations 7 Division said the troops sprung the ambush on the terrorists and neutralised 2 of them, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered 2 bags of maize from the ambush site.
The military said MSTs particularly in Bama since inauguration by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai, into the Theatre has been a potent deadly mobile lethal force engaging and neutralising the BHTs in several staging areas. Boko Haram crisis began in year 2009 with over 2 million people displaced from their homes and villages while over 52 000 children were orphaned.
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