The Defence Headquarters (DHQ), has said that the troops from Headquarters Sector two, Operation LAFIYA DOLE led by the Commander and later reinforced by troops from 27 Task Force Brigade Buni Gari and Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically outwitted the Boko Haram terrorists in a counter-attack resulting in the killing of 28 terrorists.
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko in a statement regretted that one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter.
He said that the wounded soldier has been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment.
The statement read: “Troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity.
“Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the Gallant troops identified and cycled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
“In the same vein, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals.
“Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines, and a Vulcanizing Machine”.
The statement added that “the renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.
“The troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded”.
General Onyeuko assured the entire populace of the North East region that the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigor and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves will be sustained in the zone.
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