By Lazarus Zakaa
The Armed Forces of Nigeria says it troops of 3 Battalion and quick response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru has subdued scores of Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in it ongoing robust and aggressive onslaught against insurgency in the Northeast, Borno State.
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General, Bernard Onyeuko, disclosed this in a statement made available to sahel Reporters, the Armed Forces said the troops 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.
He said the criminals were over powered after which they took to their heals. Adding that the criminals were aggressively pursued up to Wurge axis by the gallant troops and the Quick Response Force.
Gen. Onyeuko explained that the fierce fire fight against the criminal elements further led to the death of two terrorists an unconfirmed number were also wounded.
According to him three (3) Gun Trucks, Two (2) Anti Aircraft Guns, Two (2) AK 47 Rifles, One (1) HK 21 Rifle and One Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube were abandoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops.
Other items recovered are – Multi Links, Ten (10) 1.5 MM Ammunition, Two (2) Magazines and a Bluetooth Speaker with Boko Haram Terrorists’ victory song.
No soldier according to Gen. Onyeuko, lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the battle.
He recalled that “just yesterday the 6th of April 2020, combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga and Niger Republic troops assisted by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE decisively pounded some Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State leading to the death of One (1) terrorist and the recovery of One (1) AK 47 Rifle, a Gun Truck, Anti Aircraft and Light Machine Guns among others”.
He enjoined members of the public to continue to cooperate and support the military and other security agencies with credible information in order to speed up the final defeat of terrorism and terrorists in Nigeria.