Not fewer than 105 Boko Haram insurgents have been killed by means of the Nigerian Army in a hot combat stumble upon at Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government of Yobe State on Saturday night.
The Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, in a declaration stated the onslaught on the insurgents used to be as a end result of credible talent acquired by the Army of the intention of the insurgents to assault Buni Gari community.
The Operation, in accordance to Col. Sagir, was carried out by means of troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, led through their Commander, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Araba.
He additionally informed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was completely happy with the troops’ big success towards their enemies, commending them after visiting the wounded troopers at the Field Ambulance Logistics Base III Damaturu and the Special Forces School, Buni Yadi on Sunday.
“Gen Buratai visited two officers that had been wounded in motion all through the Buni Gari encounter and different troopers already on admission at the scientific facility in Damaturu earlier than proceeding to the Special Forces’ School in Buni Yadi the place he and his entourage have been briefed on the incident via the Commander, Sector two OPLD, Brig Gen Lawrence Araba,” the declaration added.
Briefing the Chief of Army Staff, Araba informed him that the current success used to be as a end result of brain report, which revealed diagram with the aid of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to assault the village.
“Based on talent acquired about the sketch by means of the terrorists to assault Buni Gari, our troops unexpectedly intercepted and engaged the criminals in fierce struggle that led to the killing of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists as nicely as the seize of numerous palms and ammunition from the criminals.
“Initial state of affairs suggested that 10 terrorists have been Neutralized. However, following exploitation by means of our troops, a complete of one zero five Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals are comfirmed to have met their waterloo as a end result of the come upon and some of the photos are right here for you to see Sir”, Brig. Gen. Araba informed.
The Sector II Commander OPLD similarly disclosed that the take advantage of aside from neutralizing the terrororists made considerable recoveries such as 5 (5) AK-47 Rifles, three (3) GPMG, one (1) Duska Anti Aircraft Gun, one (1) PKT Gun, two (2) handheld radio, whilst one (1) terrorists’ gun truck was once destroyed.
He delivered that countless ammunition and ammunition links, two(2) hand grenades, two (2) magazines with ammunition and varied tough tablets had been captured.
The elated COAS promised to proceed his guide for the troops, charging them step up momentum and defeat the insurgents inside a very brief time.