Troops of 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Army on a fighting patrol along Monguno-Brimari road, Borno State, today intercepted a group of Boko Haram terorists suspected to be on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.
On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol. In the encounter, 2 insurgents were neutralized.
The troops recovered weapons including 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 AK-47 rifle and 3 magazines from the terrorists. Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, various drugs, wrappers and clothes.