The continuous efforts of the army in the ongoing offensive operation against Boko Haram Terrorists BHTs and their Islamic State of West Africa Province ISWAP counterparts in the North East, have yielded positive results as troops of Operation Lafiya Dole decisively take out several terrorists after heavy fighting.
In a statement issued today by Mohammed Yerima, the Army Public Relations director, the gallant troops who maintained aggressive posture, conducted a fighting patrol along Gulwa and Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.
The troops encountered elements of the terrorist groups at Musuri and swiftly engaged them in a firefight, in the early hours of today, 15 March, a fight which lasted for about 45 minutes.
With superior firepower, troops ultimately dominated the area after neutralizing 41 of the terrorists. They also recovered sophisticated weapons and rescued 60 elderly women and children who were in the terrorists’ captivity.
Items recovered from the now obliterated fighters include; 12 AK47 rifles, 8 Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a motorcycle, 6 bicycles, mechanic tool boxes, a sewing machine, large quantity of batteries used for making of Improvised Explosive Devices IEDs and sex enhancement drugs amongst other things.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has already congratulated the gallant troops who, according to the statement, have maintained a high fighting spirit, and have clearly shown that they are as determined as ever to clear the entire region and country of vestiges of terrorist.
The COAS also urged the troops to keep up the tempo.