Troops Foil Boko Haram Attack, Kill Two Terrorists In Borno
Troops Of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed two Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Borno.
In a statement on Wednesday by the Acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the troops also injured an unconfirmed number of terrorists.
According to Onyeuko, the soldiers had an encounter with the jihadists who rode in a convoy of seven-gun trucks and many motorcycles in Gamboru area of the state.
He explained that following the fierce encounter with the terrorists yesterday evening, the troops foiled an attack on them while approaching their battalion.
“In continuation with the ongoing robust/aggressive operations in the North East Theatre of Operation, the gallant troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno State on targeted patrol had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles approaching the Battalion’s location at about 1800 hours on the 7th of April 2020.
“Consequently, the criminals were overpowered after which they took to their heels. They were aggressively pursued up to Wurge axis by the gallant troops/the Quick Response Force,” the statement read in part.
Stressing further, the Onyeuko said: “No soldier lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the battle.”
Items recovered include three Gun Trucks, two Anti-Aircraft Guns, two AK-47 Rifles, one HK-21 Rifle and one Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Tube.
Other items are Multi-Links, Ten 1.5 MM Ammunition, two magazines and a Bluetooth speaker with the terrorists’ victory song.
He also appealed to members of the public to avail the military of timely and credible information that will lead to the defeat of the terrorists in the country.