Thursday, 15 September 2016

Troops Clear Boko Haram Hideouts In Yobe

A statement by the Army spokesman,
Colonel Sani Usman, disclosed
that the
feat was made by troops of Operation
Lafiya Dole in the early hours of
Wednesday.
The operation followed activities of the
terrorists around Jororo and Tombaeji
villages in Geidam Local Government
Area of Yobe State.
The fighting patrol team came into
contact with some Boko Haram
terrorists around Gajire village, during
which there was a firefight that lasted
for about 15 minutes.
“The gallant troops overpowered the
terrorists and killed four of them and
captured one alive.
“The victorious troops also recovered
two General Purpose Machine Guns
(GMPG), two AK-47 Rifles and 144
rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition
from the terrorists.
“In addition, they also recovered two
KASEA branded motorcycles,” the
statement said.
Colonel Usman noted that the troops
have continued to patrol the general
area in search of possible remnants of
the Boko Haram terrorists that might be
hibernating in the area.
“The ever vigilant troops of Operation
Lafiya Dole have continued their routine
operations maintaining vigilance, to
prevent further actions by the Boko
Haram terrorists in their respective
areas of operations,” he said.
Not less than 30 terrorists had been
reportedly killed in a clash with troops in
a village near Lake Chad and the
Nigerian border.
The incident, which was said to have
occurred on Monday also resulted in the
death of five soldiers from the Republic
of Niger.
The fighting reportedly started after the
Army fell into an ambush, leaving six
soldiers injured, and two of the militants
captured.