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Nigerian Troops Kill Several Boko Haram Insurgents In Yobe, Recover Weapons

Nigerian troops fighting Boko Haram insurgents in the Operation Lafiya Dole theatre command have killed several terrorists in a gun fight in Goniri, Yobe state.

The terrorists' vehicle which was destroyed by the army. Photo: Nigerian Army
The terrorists’ vehicle which was destroyed by the army. Photo: Nigerian Army

The Nigerian army confirmed the victory in a statement by the assistant director Army Public Relations, Major Nureni Alimi, 27 Task Force Brigade on Sunday, February 11.

According to the statement, the terrorists, who were fleeing the onslaught of the army fell into an ambush laid by the Nigerian troops.

The terrorists were fleeing onslaught of troops in Operation Deep Punch II when they ran into the ambush by other soldiers.

They were defeated in a gunfight and several of them were killed by the vigilant Nigerian troops who suffered injuries to two brave soldiers

The army seized weapons from the terrorists and also destroyed their IED-carrying vehicle.

Cache of ammunition recovered from the terrorist by soldiers. Photo: Nigerian Army
Cache of ammunition recovered from the terrorist by soldiers. Photo: Nigerian Army

A gunfight ensued but the Nigerian troops overcame, killing several terrorists, destroying bomb-laden vehicle and seizing several weapons and Improvised Explosive Device (IED) materials.

The statement read: “As a result of the ongoing clearance operations through Operation DEEP PUNCH II in Operation LAFIYA DOLE, some desperate Boko Haram terrorists attempting to escape the theatre through one of the formidable blocking positions in Goniri, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, had been severely dealt with on Friday 9th February 2018.

“The terrorists in attempt to penetrate through the troops lying in wait were mercilessly trashed. The troops destroyed their Vehicle-borne Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), neutralized quite a number and wounded several other escaping Boko Haram terrorists. Similarly, they recovered an Anti-aircraft gun with long belt of ammunitions, an AK-47 Rifle and other items.

“Immediately the terrorists encountered the troops around 6:20pm, they adopted rapid firing, while the troops responded with maximum volume of fire. The troops’ tank tactically flanked and crushed the IED laden vehicle of the terrorists.

“The response was very efficient as only 2 soldiers sustained minor injuries.

“The two brave soldiers are currently receiving treatment in the Brigade Field Ambulance.

“Preliminary investigation reveals that some unscrupulous Boko Haram terrorists informants might have hinted the terrorist group that the troops had moved along with their equipment out of the blocking position the previous day, hoping that pen*tration through the area would have been easy. Disappointedly, they met gallant troops who proved too impenetrable, frustrated their effort and cleared their doubt.

“It should be noted that having been forced out of their hideouts due to the ongoing Operation DEEP PUNCH II, the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists have resorted to marauding around isolated communities and fleeing the theatre. Nevertheless, the troops have remained resilient and on maximum alert, full of high morale.”

Anti-Aircraft gun seized from the insurgents by Nigerian troops. Photo: Nigerian
Anti-Aircraft gun seized from the insurgents by Nigerian troops. Photo: Nigerian

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