See The Arms & Ammunitions Troops Recovered From Boko Haram In Yobe (Photos)
The fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a great sign of desperation and to
create an impression that they remain relevant, at the early hours of
today made a futile attempt on 120 Task Force Battalion troops located
at Goniri, Yobe State.
During the encounter our gallant troops successfully repelled the
attacked and inflicted heavy casualty on the invading terrorists as all of
them were killed. On the last count over 100 terrorists bodies were seen.
Unfortunately however, 7 of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price
while defending our fatherland, while 1 officer and 8 soldiers were
wounded in action.
During the encounter, the troops have recovered a sizeable arms,
ammunitions and other equipment from the terrorists. These include 1
General Purpose Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenades, 9 AK-47
rifles and Belted rounds of 7.62 (NATO) ammunitions. Others were
various wires used for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 7 Primed
IEDs, different types of Spanners and a Torch Light.
The troops have consolidated on the encounter and more determined to
defend their location and continued to serve as blocking force to any
fleeing terrorists from the Nigerian Air Force aerial bombardments and
other troops artillery fire.
In a related development, troops of 21 Brigade on fighting patrol from
Bama to Ngurosoye, have destroyed Boko Haram terrorists camps along
that axis. While on patrol, the brave soldiers came across some of the
terrorists hideouts that also served as fabricating area for IEDs and the
terrorists’ training area. Another patrol along Bama-Kawuri axis
discovered and exhumed IEDs and wired for detonation.
It is important to reiterate that the Nigerian Army along with the support
of the Nigerian Air Force and other Security Agencies would not relent
in its determined effort of defeating Boko Haram terrorists.
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