The Nigerian Army says fleeing Boko Haram terrorists attempting to escape from military onslaught in Sambisa forest, through Pulka were intercepted and decisively dealt with by troops in blocking position in the area. A statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman said many of the terrorists were killed while one was captured alive during the encounter.
Arms recovered from the insurgents include: a General Purpose Machine Gun, several rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions, 47 rifle magazines, 36 hand grenades and quite a number of Shilka gun empty shells. The statement added that troops also dealt another decisive blow to the Boko Haram terrorists at Buni Yadi area. A Toyota Hilux, 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunitions and some Improvised Explosive making Devices cords, Usman said were recovered during the encounter.