By Lazarus Zakaa
The Nigerian Military has said it’s troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga, in conjunction with Niger Republic counterpart, supported by Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had a fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP elements at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State on the 6th of April 2020.
The Acting Director
Defence Media Operations,
Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko disclosed this in a statement released to press on Tuesday evening.
Gen. Onyeuko said, “the terrorists were decisively dealt with during the encounter.”
“The terrorists suffered heavy casualties and unconfirmed number escaped with gun shot wounds.”He added.
He said, some of the items recovered include;
One Gun Truck, One Anti Aircraft Gun, One Motorcycle. Others are One Light Machine Gun, One AK 47 Rifle and a magazine, Two Hundred and Twenty Seven (227) rounds of 12.7 mm ammunition and ten (10) rounds of 7.62 mm Special ammunition.
“There was no casualty or equipment losses by the joint military forces.
The statement urged members of the public to continue to cooperate and support the security forces with credible information that could aid/hasten the completion of the ongoing clearance operations.