Troops continue operations against insurgents in N/E, NW.

According to the Nigerian Army, its troops have maintained aggressive operations across the country to clear the country of terrorists, rebels, and other criminals.

This was said by Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu stated that on Oct. 17, troops of the 2 Battalion ambushed several roaming insurgents in the Udawa general area of Kaduna State’s Birnin Gwari Local Government Area and killed three unsurgents.

He claimed that the violent combat pushed others to flee, and that troops found a bandolier with 111 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, one AK 47 magazine, two motorcycles, a high-frequency communication radio, and two mobile phones.

During the encounter, one soldier paid the ultimate price, according to him.

On the same day, troops from the 1 Brigade intercepted a suspected ammunition courier in Zamfara’s Birnin Magaji Local Government Area during a stop-and-search operation, according to Nwachukwu.

According to the preliminary inquiry, the suspect was on a mission to provide ammo to a bandit leader named Gishiri.

According to him, the observant troops recovered from the courier a bag carrying 224 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one cell phone, and N4,000.

“The suspect is currently in jail and is being investigated further.”

“A prominent Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) commander, identified as Bulama Bukar, has surrendered to forces of the 5th Brigade in Gubio in the North East theatre of operations.”

“The terrorist who surrendered was the leader of the BHT Camp Tapkin Chad in Gilima village, Abadam LGA, Borno.”

“One AK 47 rifle, five magazines, 44 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier jacket, one dagger, one motorbike and N23,500 were retrieved from the surrendered terrorist.”

“The suspect is currently being profiled,” he explained.

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