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Army Confirms Killing Of 6 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

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Army Confirms Killing Of 6 Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, has confirmed the successful neutralization of Boko Haram insurgents in Borno State by the troops of the Nigerian Army.

Yerima in a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday evening, March 16 revealed that the troops killed no fewer than six Boko Haram terrorists along the Dikwa – Ajiri axis of the Dikwa Local Government Area.

Naija News understands that the operation was carried out by the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.

It was gathered that the terrorists were ambushed while driving on motorcycles and a gun truck in the axis. Items recovered from the insurgents include one PKM, two AK-47 rifles, one FN rifle, three FN rifle magazines, two AK-47 rifle magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62mm NATO, 19 rounds of 7.62mm special and 67 PKM linked rounds.

Yerima further confirmed that troops of Bravo Company while on similar routine perimeter patrol on Monday, March 15, recovered a mobile handset phone suspected to been abandoned by the fleeing members of the terrorists who came under troops heavy fire during the attempt to infiltrate the camp on 14 March 2021.

The handset has been handed over to the 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for scrutiny.

The Army communique titled “TROOPS SUSTAIN OFFENSIVE ONSLAUGHT, KILL MORE BOKO HARAM/ISWAP TERRORISTS, CAPTURE ARMS, AMMUNITION IN DIKWA – AJIRI AXIS, BORNO STATE’ reads in full:

“The sustained offensive onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists and their ISWAP ilk by the Nigerian Army has continued to gain traction as troops of 81Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force and Vigilante on the evening of Monday, 15 March 2021 neutralized more terrorists in Dikwa axis, Borno State.

“In an aggressive fighting patrol and concealed picketing conducted by troops in continuation of the ongoing subsidiary Operation in the Theatre of Operation LAFIYA DOLE code-named operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”, troops took out scores of Boko Haram fighters along Dikwa – Ajiri axis in Dikwa Local Government Area of the state.

“The troops on patrol came in contact with terrorists mounted on motorcycles and a gun truck, swiftly engaged them in a fierce firefight, killing 6 of them and recovered several weapons, ammunition and sundry items. Items captured in the encounter include 1 PKM, 2 AK 47 rifles, 1 FN rifle, 3 FN rifle magazines, 2 AK 47 rifle magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62mm NATO,19 rounds of 7.62mm special and 67 PKM linked rounds. Others include 2 motorcycles, 1 magazine pouch, 2 mobile handsets and a tube of adhesive solution.

“Similarly, troops of Bravo Company while on similar routine perimeter patrol on the same 15 March, recovered a mobile handset phone suspected to been abandoned by the fleeing members of the terrorists who came under troops heavy fire during the attempt to infiltrate the camp on 14 March 2021. The handset has been handed over to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for scrutiny.

“In line with the directive of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, troops will remain resolute and determined to ensure that the general area is completely cleared and protected while aggressively dominating every route where terrorists are suspected to move around in order to smoke them out.”

Naija News recalls that suspected members of the Boko Haram sect about two weeks ago launched an attack on the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that the terrorist who came with heavy machine guns and trucks also took possession of the military Super Camp 9 formation, including high-profile fighting equipment and vehicles.

Source: Naija News

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