The Army has stated that it neutralised terrorists and fatally wounded others following an ambush by troops of Special Special Response Area (SRA) in the Gwoza axis.
Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the terrorists.
According to a statement signed by Colonel Ado Isa Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division, the troops acted on credible intelligence.
The statement reads: “Following credible information from some patriotic Nigerians about terrorists movement along Banki Road Junction, Pulka in Gwoza general area, troops of Special Response Area (SRA) Pulka under the Nigerian Army Super Camp Gwoza, in collaboration with Civilian Joint Task Force conducted a successful night ambush on Thursday 3rd October 2019, which resulted in the neutralization of 3 terrorists, recovery of 2 AK 47 Rifles and 2 motor cycles.
“Unconfirmed number of terrorists were reportedly wounded during the ambush. There is no casualty on the Nigerian Army or Civilian JTF. Items recovered by troops include 2 X AK 47 rifles and 2 X bicycles”.
It added that, “similarly, at about 2250 hours on 3rd October 2019, in what seems like a repraisal attack to avenge the lost of their members in the ambush conducted by the troops, some marauders/criminals woefully attacked the Delta Company Location of the SRA at Pulka. Consequently, troops swiftly responded by effectively repelling the attack, one bandit lost his life and one Ak 47 rifle was recovered. No casualty was recorded by the Civilian JTF or the troops”.