Troops of 242 Battalion of 8 Task Force Division following a distress call intercepted members of the dreaded Boko Haram, killing two terrorists.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Deputy Director Army Public Relations 8 Task Force Division, Colonel Timothy Antiga.
He said at about 3pm on Thursday, the troops intercepted the terrorists mounted on 14 horses in Malamti village, Guzamala Local Government Area of Bornu State.
Antiga said troops recovered 2 AK 47 riffles, 3 magazines, 26 rounds of 7.26 ammunition and one hand grenade.
He said: ”Other items also recovered include 18 mobile phones, 3 mini solar panels, soap and detergents, bundles of assorted clothes and 8 horses. Unfortunately, 2 soldiers were wounded during the engagement and are currently receiving medical attention.
”Other terrorists who fled the fire fight were being pursued in the exploitation which followed the engagement.”