– The Nigerian army on Sunday, April 26, said it killed five terrorists in an ambush within Sambisa forest
– The army said the terrorists were trying to cahnge location and link up with their collegaues and family members when they were killed
– Items recovered from the terrorists motorcycles, bicycles and bathroom slippers
Items recovered from Boko Haram terrorists
Five terrorists have been killed by troops of the 81 Battalion and 251 Task Force Battalion, the Nigerian army has said.
A statement signed by the army spokesperson, Sani Usman, the terrorists were killed in an ambush laid by the ground troops while escaping from Sambisa forest to Fulawani village in Borno state on Sunday, April 26.
Usman said the fleeing Boko Haram terrorists were trying to link up with their colleagues or family members in order to relocate to other places when they were intercepted by the army.
“It will be recalled that the troops intercepted a group of women and children yesterday who claimed to have escaped from the terrorist’s 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,” Usman said.
He added that the terrorists were mounted on their motorcycles and bicycles when five of them were killed.
He also said the army succeed in recovering some items from the terrorists.
“These include five motorcycles, nine 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 dispatched to wait for them close to Fulawani for onward movement to other locations,” he said.
Usman added that the items recovered were for sale in other locations around the Northeastern part of Nigeria.
“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 said.
Recently, a Boko Haram terrorists blew himself up at Ummarari community in Borno state when some troops of the Nigerian army intercepted him.
The army said the terrorist was on a suicide mission when he was accosted.