Following an actionable intelligence received on Tuesday, troops of the Nigerian Army have killed three suspected insurgents in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area of Kaduna State.
Also, a suspected Boko Haram commander, Bulama Bukar surrendered to troops of 5 Brigade in Gubio in Borno State.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu and made available on the X (formerly Twitter) page of the force on Wednesday.
Nwachukwu disclosed that several ammunitions and cash were recovered during the multiple operations in the two states of Borno and Kaduna which is part of the force effort aimed at ridding the country of terrorism and insurgency.
According to the statement, the Nigerian Army troops of 2 Battalion received actionable intelligence which led them to lay ambush for the suspected insurgents where three suspects were killed while another operation by the same troops led to the interception of ammunition courier.
He said, “In recent operations, troops of 2 Battalion acting on actionable intelligence on 17 October 2023 staged an ambush against marauding insurgents at Udowa general area in Birnin Gwari Local Government Area (LGA) of Kaduna State. During the operations, troops neutralized three insurgents in a fierce firefight, while others escaped in disarray.
“Troops recovered from the fleeing insurgents, a bandolier containing 111 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, one AK 47 magazine, 2 motorcycles, one set of high frequency communication radio and 2 mobile phones. Sadly one soldier paid the supreme price during the encounter.
“In another operation the same day, troops of 1 Brigade on a stop and search operation intercepted a suspected Ammunition courier in Birnin Magaji LGA of Zamfara State. A preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect was on a mission to deliver ammunition to a Bandit leader named Gishiri. The vigilant troops recovered a bag containing 224 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one mobile phone and the sum of four thousand naira (#4,000)only from the courier. The suspect is currently in custody undergoing further investigations.”
Nwachukwu disclosed further that a suspected Boko Haram commander, Bulama Bukar, who operates a terrorist camp in Tapkin Chad while the suspect has been subjected to profiling sessions.
“In the North East theatre of operations, a notorious Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Commander, identified as Bulama Bukar has surrendered to troops of 5 Brigade in Gubio.The surrendered terrorist was the commander of the BHT Camp Tapkin Chad at Gilima village in Abadam LGA of Borno state.
“Items recovered from the surrendered terrorist include one AK 47 rifle, 5 magazines, 44 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one magazine carrier jacket, one knife, one motorcycle and the sum of twenty three thousand, five hundred naira (#23,500.00) only. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling sessions”, he stated.