Nigerian Troops have intercepted and killed many Boko Haram insurgents while trying to escape the onslaught on the Sambisa forest.
The spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said in a statement on Tuesday that the insurgents were “decisively dealt with” while trying to escape through Pulka.
He said many of the terrorists were killed during the encounter, while one of them was captured alive.
Mr. Usman said the soldiers also recovered a General Purpose Machine Gun, several rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 47 rifle magazines, 36 hand grenades “and quite a number of Shilka gun empty shells”.
He said troops had, on Tuesday, also recovered a Toyota Hilux vehicle , two boxes of 7.62mm ammunitions and some Improvised Explosives making Devices cords during an encounter in Buni Yadi general area.