Over 100 Boko Haram terrorists have been confirmed killed early on Wednesday morning in Yobe, when fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a great sign of desperation and to create an impression that they remain relevant, made a futile attempt on 120 Task Force Battalion troops located at Goniri, Yobe State.
The rampaging Boko Haram terrorists, according to a statement by Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, were “successfully repelled by our gallant soldiers and inflicted heavy casualty on the invading terrorists as all of them were killed.
“On the last count, over 100 terrorists bodies were seen. Unfortunately however, seven of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while defending our fatherland, while one officer and eight soldiers were wounded in action.”
The statement said that during the encounter, the troops have recovered a sizeable arms, ammunitions and other equipment from the terrorists, including one General Purpose Machine Gun, two Rocket Propelled Grenades, nine AK-47 rifles and Belted rounds of 7.62 (NATO) ammunitions. Others were various wires used for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), seven Primed IEDs, different types of Spanners and a Torch Light.
The troops have consolidated on the encounter and more determined to defend their location and continued to serve as blocking force to any fleeing terrorists from the Nigerian Air Force aerial bombardments and other troops artillery fire.
In a related development, troops of 21 Brigade on fighting patrol from Bama to Ngurosoye, have destroyed Boko Haram terrorists camps along that axis. While on patrol, the brave soldiers came across some of the terrorists hideouts that also served as fabricating area for IEDs and the terrorists’ training area. Another patrol along Bama-Kawuri axis discovered and exhumed IEDs and wires for detonation.
The Nigerian Army along with the support of the Nigerian Air Force and other Security Agencies has assured that they would not relent in its determined effort of defeating Boko Haram terrorists.