The Nigerian Army Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) attached to Operation Lafiya Dole, the anti-insurgency initiative of the federal government, ambushed Boko Haram terrorists along Banki Junction, Bama Road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday. The terrorists were crossing Bocobs village into the area.
An Army statement signed by Lieutenant KM Samuel, Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, said the troops sprung the attack on the unsuspecting terrorists and neutralized one of them, while others escaped with gunshot wounds.
"The ambush party recovered several items from the ambush site, including three bicycles, five jerricans and two bags of maize," said the statement.
Also on Friday, at about 7 p.m., troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade repelled a Boko Haram attack on an outpost within Bama general area. A policeman was, however, killed in action, while a female internally displaced person (IDP) was also killed by a stray bullet.
The statement added that the commander of 21 Brigade visited the scene of the attack before going for the burial of the slain IDP, where he commiserated with the IDP community.