The Nigerian Army on Monday disclosed that it lost two soldiers on Saturday during an ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists along the Miyanti-Banki Junction.
The soldiers of 151 Battalion, 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, were on Operation Lafiya Dole, when the incident happened.
During the ambush on the terrorists, the troops killed 12 Boko Haram members and recovered 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, one bag of groundnut, two bags of salt, two baskets of kola nut and five torch lights.
National Daily gathered that other items recovered included a carton of mixed juice sachets, four rolls of brocade material, two packets of sweet, one carton of washing soap, five packets of cold patch, two packet of Maggi cubes, two pairs of bathroom slippers, two packets of yeasts, four packets of Vedan, two rolls of sewing thread, four kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, one keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and N4, 000.
Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations, further disclosed that troops of 81 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade Nigerian Army, cleared terrorists ambush along Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village.
Usman added that, “The troops neutralized quite a number of the terrorists’ ambush party and recovered weapons.
“Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while four others sustained injuries.
“The remains of the soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri”.
National Daily also gathered that troops of 22 Brigade Garrison Nigerian Army who were on patrol to Abdiri, recovered 9 primed cylinders from the terrorists Improvised Explosive Devices making factory at the area.
As a result, the factory was destroyed along with the materials. It was further gathered that troop of 28 Task Force Brigade on Sunday sprang an ambush at Kafin Hausa, in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State and killed one Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle with registration number 02527 MTD and a magazine.