The people of Gwoza area of Borno State were said to gone is nto jubilation over the killing of a notorious terrorist, Adamu Rugu Rugu, by the Nigerian troops on Wednesday.
Rugu was killed along with three other terrorists in an encounter between his group and the Nigerian troops.
The Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division/Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Ado Isa explained that the troops of 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, while on patrol in conjunction with the Civilian JTF, along Gwoza-Yamteke came across some Boko Haram terrorists attempting to infiltrate the general area.
He said on sighting the troops, the terrorists opened fire on them which led to a heavy exchange of fire.
The troops, according to him, applied superior fighting skills and overpowered the terrorists and neutralised four of them including Adamu Rugu Rugu.
Described as a very notorious terrorist, Rugu is an indegene of Gwoza town, and had been troubling the citizens of Gwoza and its environment for many years.
The gallant troops also recovered 2 Machine guns and 2 AK-47 rifles, Isa said.
“When the good news of the unprecedented feat by the gallant troops filtered into town, the residents of Gwoza trooped out jubilating and thanking the military particularly for neutralising Adamu Rugu Rugu and urged them to clear more such terrorists wherever they might be.
“Impressed by their performance, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, who is also Commander, Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, commended the troops for the gallant efforts,” Isa said.
In a related development, troops of 152 Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, on Thursday, while on patrol and based on credible information, ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Kumshe-Us manari Road.
During the ambush they neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist, while two of his accomplices escaped with gun shot wounds.
Similarly, troops of 195 Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, in conjunction with Police Mobile Force and Civilian JTF, while on cordon and search operation today at Umalari general area, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, named Mohammed Maina.
He was found to be in possession of military kits and Mobile Police Force uniform.
He has since been handed over to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for further interrogation.