Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 6 April 2018 neutralise suspected BOKO Haram terrorists in Barkin Dutse Area of Adamawa State following a distress call from hunters.
The terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire on them which resulted in heavy gun battle. Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while some escape into nearby caves during the encounter. Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation.
Items recovered includes; 5 AK 47 rifles and 5 magazines loaded with 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.
Troops are in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
The public is therefore advised to report any suspicious movements in their area to the security agency for prompt action.