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Breaking! Nigerian Troops Ambush Fleeing Boko Haram Members, Kill Several

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The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that it had ambushed fleeing Boko Haram members in Borno State and killed several of them.

The Army said troops of the 81 Battalion and some elements of the 251 Task Force Battalion, 25 Brigade, carried out the operations on the suspected terrorists who were escaping from the Sambisa forest to Fulawani village.

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The ambushed terrorists were trying to link up with other terrorists or members of their families to relocate to other places, said Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Acting Director Army Public Relations.

The troops had intercepted  a group of women and children on Saturday who claimed to have escaped from the terrorists enclave in Sambisa forest. However, during screening and interrogation, it was confirmed that they were the terrorists’ advance party relocating to a new safe haven following intense tactical operations by troops, the Army said.

“The troops sprang a surprise ambush on the group of escaping terrorists from Sambisa forest crossing towards Alagarno mounted on motorcycles and bicycles,  killing 5 of them and recovering a number items. These include 5  motorcycles, 9 bicycles, 80 new pairs  of bathroom slippers, assorted laundry items, polythene bags and mats. From all indication, the terrorists intended to link up with their wives and children earlier mentioned, who were obviously despatched to wait for them close to Fulawani for onward movement to other locations,” Colonel Usman said.

“It is also assessed that the recovered items were for sale in other locations where remnants of the terrorists were hiding but in dire need of logistics. Further investigation also revealed that the terrorists were fleeing Sambisa forest to other areas for safety as they could no longer withstand the continued bombardment by both Nigerian Air Force and the ground troops,” he added.

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