The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it “neutralized” dozens of Boko Haram insurgents in an ambush, while they were attempting to cross over to Sambisa forest.

"Neutralize" is the military’s way of saying they killed the enemy.

Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, Director Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said many of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.

Usman said that troops of 151 Battalion also rescued a six-year-old boy, when troops laid ambush on fleeing terrorist along Banki-Bula Yobe road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno.

According to him, items which include, eight bicycles, blankets, Jerrycans, plates, mats, spanners, cutlasses, clothes, and a pair of Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces Uniform were recovered from the insurgents.

He added that the troops’ ‘Operation LAFIYA DOLE,’ had continued to gain successes in its clearance operations under the Operation ‘DEEP PUNCH 2’ in Sambisa Forest.

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