Information reaching alafnet.com says the Nigerian Army spokesman, Col. Sani Usman made the disclosure in a statement, adding that two pick up vehicles were also seized from the fleeing insurgents and are being interrogated.
Col. Usman also reiterated that the stories making the rounds of an alleged massacre and drowning over 150 civilians in kukuwa-gari,Gujba local government Area of Yobe State are very distubing.
The Army spokesman gave the assurance that the troops are fully committed to the fight against Boko Haram terrorists and ensuring security for law-abiding citizens in the troubled areas.
There are also reports of suspected islamic sect movements planned attack around Damasak area, our reporter is investigating. The Nigerian Air Force is conducting air surveillance and armed reconnaissance in the area arround Damasak.
In another report a task force of 26 was in Brigade in Gwoza, Borno State, on Tuesday, August 18, causing the Boko Haram terrorists fleeing Sambisa Forest following continued aerial bombardment by the Nigerian Air Force.
The terrorists fled in 7 pickup vans and some motorcycles mounted with assorted weapons such as Rocket Propelled Grenades (RPG) and Anti-Aircraft Guns were decisively dealt with, killing quite a number of them.
Nigerian army have intensify their patrols and offensive attacks in the area ,Col. Usman notted .He added that the troops also destroyed their vehicles, weapons and motorcycles. They also recovered a vehicle, 1 motorcycle and 2 AK47 riffles and large quantities of 7.62mm NATO and 12.7mm ammunition.
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