Boko Haram: Nigerian troops dislodge terrorists in various locations in North East

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have sustained their offensive against Boko Haram terrorists hibernating in different locations within the North East theatre of operation.

The sustained offensive by the troops is yielding fruitful results as they have succeeded in dislodging and killing several of the insurgents.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

Enenche said the troops of Sector 1 of OPLD had in the last seven days engaged the terrorists on many fronts.

He disclosed that the troops of 121 Task Force Battalion under 26 Task Force Brigade while in ambush position, killed terrorists on April 22 at Pulka crossing and recovered one loaded AK47 rifle.

According to him, troops recovered a motorcycle painted in military colour and one locally fabricated hand grenade.

Enenche also disclosed that troops of 192 Battalion of 26 Brigade deployed to Gwoza on April 24, killed two terrorists who were attempting to cross through the Mandara mountains to Sambisa forest.

He added that several other terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds while a bicycle and two copies of the Holy Qur’an with assorted clothing were recovered.

“Equally, the gallant troops of 152 Task Force Battalion deployed to Kumshe under 21 Special Armoured Brigade engaged terrorists in a fierce firefight on April 22.

“Unfortunately, in the process, one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice while another sustained gunshot wound.

“However, three Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized, while one motorcycle was captured. Others are suspected to have fled with life-threatening injuries.

“Also on April 24, troops of 151 battalion conducted ambush operations along Firgi general area and made contact with terrorists and recovered one AK 47 rifle, two motorcycles, and two bicycles,” he said.

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