Today Nigerian troops halted three suicide bombers who attempted to infiltrate into Maiduguri a kilometer ahead of Mafa roadblock. The gallant troop of ‘Operation Lafiya Dole’ shot one dead on suicide bomber, while the other detonated and in the process killed the third suicide bomber.
The feat is one of many that the troops have recorded in January. At a press conference today, the military said it wanted to update the public on its activities as part of the promise of the Theatre Command.
“In furtherance of the ongoing offensive operations to clear Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) in the northeast, on 17 January troops conducted a clearance operation at Shentimari general area and cleared Boko Haram enclaves and recovered 78 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition,” a statement issued on Friday read.
“Similarly, on 18 January at Chukun Gudu, troops encountered and destroyed terrorists camps along Jillam, Bula Butube general areas.
“During the exchange of fire, 10 terrorists were killed, 2 AK47 Rifles, 2 AK47 magazines, 2 solar panels and 2 GSM handsets were recovered, while 1 Isuzu vehicle was destroyed.
“On 20 January 2016, troops cleared terrorist camps/enclaves at Ngwalimiri and Gazama in Damboa Local Government Area. While conducting operations in Mufurundi village along Damboa-Bale road, our gallant troops intercepted 10 Boko Haram suspects from Bego, Mesemarri and Bale villages carrying bags containing food condiments, soaps, and other items.
“Suspects are presently undergoing interrogation. Also, troops had an encounter with terrorists during advance from Wajirok to Ajigin.
“During the encounter, three of the terrorists were killed.
“In another development, one of our units located in old Marte repelled an attacked by Boko Haram and in the process, killed 21 terrorists, while three soldiers were wounded during the encounter.
“One Anti Aircraft Gun, 10 AK47 rifles,1 FN rifle,7 x 60mm mortar bombs, 342 rounds of 12.7mm, 507 …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper