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Boko Haram: Troops kill five terrorists, recover IEDs in Baga

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Combined Special Forces troops of the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force, operating under the auspices of Operation LAfIYA DOLE in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in northern Borno, have inflicted devastating man and equipment casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in a fresh encounter with the dissidents in the late hours of Saturday.

The terrorists, armed with two Gun trucks, a vehicle laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a suicide bomber met their waterloo while frantically fighting to break into the formidable defensive position of the troops.


A statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, said “the gallant troops responded swiftly in a fierce counter offensive, unleashing superior and overwhelming firepower on the terrorists and neutralized five of them, including a driver and a gunner firing from a gun truck, a suicide bomber in a vehicle loaded with IED and two other terrorists.”

He said in the ferocious counter attack, the valiant troops destroyed one Gun truck and one IED – Carrying vehicle.


Combined Special Forces troops of the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force, operating under the auspices of Operation LAfIYA DOLE in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in northern Borno, have inflicted devastating man and equipment casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in a fresh encounter with the dissidents in the late hours of Saturday.

The terrorists, armed with two Gun trucks, a vehicle laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a suicide bomber met their waterloo while frantically fighting to break into the formidable defensive position of the troops.



A statement by Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, said “the gallant troops responded swiftly in a fierce counter offensive, unleashing superior and overwhelming firepower on the terrorists and neutralized five of them, including a driver and a gunner firing from a gun truck, a suicide bomber in a vehicle loaded with IED and two other terrorists.”

He said in the ferocious counter attack, the valiant troops destroyed one Gun truck and one IED – Carrying vehicle.



According to the spokesperson troops also recovered” one Anti Aircraft Gun and three AK 47 Rifles belonging to the terrorists,” adding that “the troops are relentless and in high morale as they continue in hot pursuit of some of the terrorists who fled the scene of the encounter when they were overpowered by the troops.”

“It will be recalled, that only recently, the special forces troops resolutely dealt a deadly blow on the terrorists in a battle in which the terrorists attempted to contest the control over Baga town with the Special Forces troops”, Colonel Nwachukwu said in the statement.

http://dailypost.ng/2019/01/21/boko-haram-troops-kill-five-terrorists-recover-ieds-baga/


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Danson92• 3 months ago
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