Acting on credible tip off, Nigerian troops on Friday stormed Chukundugu, a Boko Haram camp, killing 19 terrorists, including their local commander, Abubakar Gana.
The operation was carried out by a combined team of troops from 22 Brigade Garrison,153 Task Force Battalion of 7 Division and 8 Task Force Division as well as Nigeria Air Force Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance, ISR. The troops were assisted by some members of the Civilian JTF.
A statement issued by Sani Usman, Acting Director of Army Public Relations, said the troops were ambushed during the operation at Muskari, Gilam and Hausasi, but successfully repelled the terrorists before descending on Chukungudu.
The troops discovered and destroyed the Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, making factory, where they detonated four IEDs. The troops also recovered two Anti-Aircraft Guns, 1 AK-47 Rifle, a Pistol, 1 Rocket Propelled Gun, RPG, Bomb, 1 AK-47 Magazine, 267 rounds of 7.62mm,NATO, metal links ammunition and 23 rounds of 12.7mm belt ammunition.
Other recovered items include a Canter truck, 1 Gun truck, 1 Land Rover vehicle and a Toyota Hilux vehicle.
The statement added that two were injured in the operation and were receiving treatment at the Field Ambulance.