Seven Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) laid by them against Nigerian Army troops at Lamba’a Forest along Jakana – Mainok Road in Borno State.
Also, eight others sustained severe injuries when their vehicle rode on the IED as they attempted to escape ground assaults by troops.
A statement by the Nigerian Army Operations Media Coordinator, Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, troops mobilised to carry out the mop-up operation.
“In a clear case that can be best described as a tactical boomerang, on Friday, 18 October 2019, some marauding Boko Haram criminals elements who were escaping the unbearable battle heat turned on them by NA troops met their waterloo as one of their vehicles, a Toyota Sam Sahara Model, stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) laid by them against NA troops at Lamba’a Forest along Jakana – Mainok Road in Borno State.
“The self-inflicted destruction consumed 7 Boko Haram criminals while 8 others suffered severe injuries. Consequently, troops have mobilised to the general area for route clearance and mop-up operation.”
The statement added that troops deployed at a Check Point along Baga Road in Borno State while on ‘Operation Positive Identification’, arrested one Musa Ishaku while in possession of a fake Nigeria Customs ID card which he had been using to deceive security agencies.