Troops waging war against Boko Haram, have foiled an attack by the terrorists at Yauri Community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State.
According to the Amy spokesman, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, a large cache of arms was also seized.
Usman also confirmed that the troops killed 5 members of the sect.
He said “Today, Monday 1st August 2016, at about 8.00pm, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE accompanied by Civilian JTF successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists on Yauri Community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State.
“In the encounter, the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, 2 Dane Guns, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, a 60mm Bomb,10 Bicycles and the sum of N31,275.00 from the terrorists.
“We are glad to inform the public that the general area is calm, while troops have deployed to maintain security in the village and environs.”
Troops also recovered a large cache of arms and ammunitions in Gamboru on Sunday, June 31, 2016, following a tip off.