The Nigerian Army has said some Boko Haram insurgents were ambushed while smuggling food into the Sambisa Forest area.
The Army said two of them were shot dead during the ambush.
Deputy Director, Army Public Relations and 7 Division Spokesman, Lt. Col. Kingsley Samuel confirmed the development.
He said the terrorists were ambushed by the Mobile Strike Teams of Operation Lafiya Dole.
Samuel said, “Our resolve to eliminate the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists yielded another result, when troops successfully ambushed unsuspecting terrorists attempting to cross into Sambisa Forest. We killed two of them, while several others escaped with gunshot injuries. We also recovered two bags of maize from the ambush site.
“The MSTs particularly in Bama since their inauguration by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, into the Theatre Command of Operation Lafiya Dole, have been a potent deadly force engaging and neutralising the terrorists in several areas.”