The Nigerian Army yesterday said troops of 7 Multinational Joint Task Force Brigade Quick Response Group (QRG) stationed in Baga and 118 Task Force Battalion, sprang an ambush along Daban Masara axis, used by Boko Haram terrorist elements to convey logistics.
A statement by Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman, said: “At the encounter, one of the suspected Boko Haram leaders, who is serial number 95 on the first Nigerian Army Most-Wanted List of 100 Boko Haram leaders, was fatally wounded in the exchange of fire.”
Usman added that: “He later gave up the ghost while receiving medical attention at the base, while other members of his team escaped with gunshot wounds.”
The army said the troops recovered 7 Jerry cans of 30 litres containing 210 liters of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), motorcycles and foodstuff, in addition to arms and ammunitions.
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