The deputy Director of Public Relations of Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement in Maiduguri.
According to Nwachukwu, the troops of 2 Division Task Force Battalion deployed in the area repelled the insurgents.
He said that the Land troops of Operation Lafiya Dole who were closely supported from the air by troops of the Air Task Force, repelled the insurgents who were reportedly on rampage, looting the community and extorting money from the people.
He said that during the fire fight, overwhelming volume of fire was unleashed on the insurgents from both the air and ground troops, neutralising several of them and their weapons.
Nwachukwu stated that th.e communities in the area have been stabilized and normalcy have been restored in the area.
He also said that the land troops had been reinforced to conduct more robust fighting patrol in the general area.
“The people of Guzamala and Mobar communities and indeed the entire good people of Borno are urged to remain calm, resilient and supportive of Operation Lafiya Dole troops as they relentlessly fight terrorism and insurgency in the North- -East,” Nwachukwu said.