Troops dislodge 41 terrorists, seize ammunition, rescue 60 hostages

After 45 minutes of gun dual, the Nigerian Army, Monday, says its men neutralised 41 terrorists and rescued 60 captives including elderly women and children in Gamboru, Borno State.

The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole who carried out the operation also recovered 12 AK47 rifles, eight Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a motorcycle and six bicycles.

Other items recovered were mechanic toolboxes, a sewing machine, a large number of batteries used for making Improvised Explosive Devices and sex enhancement drugs amongst other things.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, said it is in continuation of the ongoing offensive operation against the Boko Haram Terrorists and their Islamic State West Africa Province counterpart in the North East.

“Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have decisively taken out several terrorists after heavy fighting in the early hours of today, Monday 15 March 2021.

“The gallant troops, who maintained aggressive posture, conducted a fighting patrol along Gulwa and Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State.

“At Musuri, troops encountered elements of the terrorist group and swiftly engaged them in a firefight 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.

“Troops are in high fighting spirit and determined as ever to clear the entire region and country of vestiges of Boko Haram terrorists.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, has already congratulated the gallant troops while urging them to keep up the tempo,” according to the statement.

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