Troops of the 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division, Nigerian Army on Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday, engaged Boko Haram terrorists at Dulsa and Buk, both in Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State and recovered Armoured Fighting vehicles, trucks, guns and ammunition.

According to a press statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the troops cleared the terrorists’ hide-out at Dulsa, neutralised 6 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered 1 light machine gun, 1 extra anti-aircraft gun barrel and 2 rocket-propelled grenade tubes.

He also revealed that at Buk, a large number of the terrorists were killed while several others were wounded. Items recovered from the terrorists’ camp at Buk included 9 AK-47 rifles, 3 Fabrique National Rifles, 2 rocket-propelled grenades, 1 mortar tube, 1 shilka gun, 1 gun truck mounted with anti-aircraft gun and 2 Hilux vehicles.

Usman disclosed that 3 soldiers died in the onslaught while 5 others were wounded. One mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle belonging to the brigade was badly damaged.

“The bodies of the dead soldiers have since been evacuated and the wounded soldiers are now in stable conditions,” the statement further said.