Troops of the Nigerian Army have shot dead three suspected Boko Haram terrorists during an encounter in the Pulka area of Borno State.
The troops of the Operation Halaka Dodo, an outfit under the Theatre Command of the Operation Lafiya Dole, came in contact with the terrorists during a raid on the Kirawa community.
According to the army on Wednesday, the troops, in collaboration with the Civilian Joint Task Force, recovered bicycles and food items from the insurgents.
The acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement said no soldier was killed or injured in the encounter.
He said, “In continuation of the clearance operation to get rid of the remnants of terrorists in line with the newly-introduced Super Camp Concept of Operation, troops of Special Response Area Pulka conducted a successful raid on Kirawa community in Borno State.
“The troops came in contact with the terrorists, which led to a serious engagement, forcing the criminals to flee in disarray as a result of the superior firepower of the troops. Consequently, three terrorists lost their lives during the operation and an unconfirmed number of terrorists were wounded.
“A cordon-and-search mission was conducted in the area and the following items were recovered; six bicycles and some quantity of food items. Investigation revealed that the eliminated terrorists were members of the terrorists’ logistic cell. Troops will continue to deny the terrorists freedom of action.”