In continuation of the ongoing robust/aggressive operations in the North East Theatre of Operation, the gallant troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno State on targeted patrol had another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles who attempted to infiltrate the Battalions’ location at about 1800 hours on the 7th of April 2020.
This was contained in a press release issued by the General Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier Benard Onyeuko.
According to Brigadier Onyeuko, the criminals were over powered after which they fled and were aggressively pursued to Wurge axis by the gallant troops/the Quick Response Force.
He said: “The fierce exchange of fire led to the death of two terrorists and some of them escaped with gunshot wounds. Additionally, Three (3) Gun Trucks, Two (2) Anti Aircraft Guns, Two (2) AK 47 Rifles, One (1) HK 21 Rifle and One Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube were abandoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops.
“Other items recovered are – Multi Links, Ten (10) 1.5 MM Ammunition, Two (2) Magazines and a Bluetooth Speaker with Boko Haram Terrorists’ victory song.
“No soldier lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the battle.”
Onyeuko recalled that on 6th of April 2020, combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga and Niger Republic troops assisted by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE decisively pounded some Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State leading to the death of One (1) terrorist and the recovery of One (1) AK 47 Rifle, a Gun Truck, Anti-Aircraft and Light Machine Guns among others.
He enjoined members of the public to continue to cooperate and support the military and other security agencies with credible information in order to speed up the mopping-up of terrorists in Nigeria.