As the Nigerian Military continued its coordinated assaults on Boko Haram Terrorists in Sambisa Forest, it was learnt that members of the sect, who were attempting to escape the onslaught through Pulka, were intercepted and “dealt” with by troops that had already blocked all exit points in the area.
The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, who said this in a statement on Tuesday, disclosed that while many of the fleeing Boko Haram insurgents were killed during the encounter, one was captured alive.
“The troops also recovered a General Purpose Machine Gun, several rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 47 rifle magazines, 36 hand grenades and quite a number of Shilka gun empty shells”, he added.
In a related development, Col. Usman said troops also inflicted a heavy blow to the operations of Boko Haram at Buni Yadi general area of Yobe State on Monday afternoon.
According to him “at an encounter, the troops recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunition and some Improvised Explosive making Devices cords”.