Sambisa forest is still a darling location for Boko Haram terrorists.

They have not stopped making attempts to regroup and set up bastions in the forest where they have been chased out from by troops of operation Lafia Dole.

On Thursday, troops ambushed a group of suspected Boko Haram members making progress to access Sambisa forest, killing 3 of them.

The attack was announced by the Nigerian Army on Thursday.

A statement by the spokesman for the Army, Brigadier General Sani Usman, said the insurgents were conveying logistic into Sambisa Forest.

Usman said that the troops ambushed the suspected insurgents at Lumda village few kilometres away from Maiduguri while trying to cross into Sambisa Forest.

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He said that the troops killed three insurgents while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

The troops recovered five bicycles, mechanic kits, sacks and mosquito nets.

"Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion of 22 Brigade deployed in Dikes on Operation Lafiya Dole in furtherance of the ongoing clearance operation at the early hours of Thursday, 26th October, 2017, successfully ambushed a group of Boko Haram terrorists.

"The terrorists were attempting to cross into Sambisa Forest through Lumda village, some few kilometres away from Maiduguri – Dikwa Road in Borno State.

"The troops sprung the ambush on the unsuspecting terrorist and neutralized three of them while several others escaped with gunshot wounds. They also recovered 5 bicycles, mechanic tools, sacks containing various items and some mosquito nets from the scene of the attack," the statement read.

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The military advised residents of the northeast region to remain vigilant and report suspicious movement of persons in their communities.

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