- The Nigerian army came under attack from Boko Haram terrorists
- They were able to repel the attack in a sheer act of bravery
- 15 of the terrorists were killed while their weapons recovered
The Nigerian army has given account of how brave soldiers were able to repel an attack carried out by Boko Haram terrorists killing 15 of them.
In a statement by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman on Wednesday, October 11, the operation took place at Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government, Borno.
The armoured vehicle recovered from Boko Haram. Credit: Facebook, SK Usman
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It was reported that the terrorists attempted to infiltrate their outpost with explosives but the soldiers were able t repel the attack although one of them lost his life.
Another vehicle recovered from Boko Haram diplayed by the army. Credit: Facebook, SK Usman
The theatre commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru had initially given account of the operation before Usman gave a full detailled one.
Read the detailed account below:
Troops of 192 Task Force Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at about 8:35pm on Tuesday, 10th October 2017 displayed their fighting prowess to dislodge terrorists onslaught by successfully repelling Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) attack at their outpost from Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government, Borno State.
The army also recovered weapons from the terrorists. Credit: Facebook, SK Usman
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The troops utilising heavy fire power and act of bravery dealt a decisive blow on the BHTs who attempted to infiltrate their outpost with improvised explosive Vehicles and persons borne improvised explosive devices. In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 BHTs, captured one Panhard Vehicule Blinde Leger, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti Aircraft and one Gun Truck. Several other BHTs escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains has been evacuated.
The troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work. In this regard, the populace is encouraged to always provide vital information on suspected activities of BHTs to the security agencies in their respective localities.
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