Nigerian army has stated that its troops have killed Boko Haram terrorists and have rescued hostages, recovered arms and destroyed the Islamist sect’s camps.
In a statement by Colonel Mustapha A Anka, Media Coordinator, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, he stated that the army is determined to completely wipe out the the sect.
“In its determination to wipe out insurgents in the North East, troops of Operation Lafiya Dole recorded huge success,” Anka said in his statement.
“Troops of 25 Task Force and Civilian JTF on routine operation to clear Ajigin had contact with Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) groups, in process several insurgent were killed, while 50 motorcycle and three vehicle were captured and destroyed. At the end of the clearance operations unspecified number of locals who were held hostage by the BHT were rescued.
“Similarly, own troops along Damboa – Chibok road arrested some unknown vigilantes, one of whom claimed to be the Village Head of Kopchi in company of 42 others claimed to be operating around Madagali general area, Six among the 42 were apprehended for carrying AK 47 rifles and 15 Magazines. When accosted the suspects claimed that they are in Damboa to identify a suspect BHT arrested in Kaya village. They are presently in custody undergoing interrogation.
Anka then stated further successes recorded by Operation LAFIYA DOLE. “On the 24 January 2016 at Chukun Gudu, troops on a clearance operation had encounter with BHT. During the encounter insurgents were dislodged in the process, one killed while several others sustained gunshot wound, 2 double barrel gun, 4 x 9mm rounds, 1 solar panel, Mechanic tools were recovered. Also, troops of 103 Battalion on clearance operation along Kawuri in Maimiari village intercepted ,17 BHT suspects, in the process elderly women and children from the village to IDP camp in Konduga.
“In another development troops of 151 Task Force Battalion on a fighting patrol along Banki Junction to Ngurosoye and Bulamanjari villages destroyed Telecom mast hoisted with Boko Haram flag. The troops are currently maintain blocking position against fleeing terrorist in the general area.
“Equally, troops of 112 Battalion and AHQ Special Group conducted fighting patrols along Gardawaji, Adashe, Mijigine, Manawci, Sigafariya Bula Goma, Mafa, Dikwa and Kala Balge. During the operation troops had contact with BHT along Boboshe and Mowa Kasuwa, in the process 56 BHT were killed, items recovered include 8 AK-47 rifles, 3 RPG 7 tubes, 1 GPMG, 1 MPGP, 1-60mm motar, 1 grenade, 3 motor bombs, 18 motor cycles and vehicles were destroyed. Also, 520 hostages were rescued and brought to IDP Camp in Dikwa.
“Troops also intercepts 2 suicide bombers trying to infiltrate Maiduguri through Muna Dalti 100 meters ahead of our troops and CJTF checkpoint. The suicide bombers were halted but refuse to stop, in the process the bombers blew themselves up. No causality was recorded on our troops and civilian JTF. The area has been cordoned while aggressive search is going on in the general area.
“The Theatre Command wish to reassure the public to its determination to safeguard the lives and properties. Not the hit is on the insurgent there is desperate likely hood to penetrate innocent and attack soft targets in towns’ villages and cities. The public is once again reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious movement persons and objects to the nearest security agency,” the statement read.tweet