Naija News reports that the Troops had laid ambush on fleeing members of the insurgents in Gwadala village, Borno State.
The Troops in their recent combat with the deadly insurgents, killed one terrorist while some others escaped with gunshots wounds of various degrees.
Army Deputy Director, Public Relations Col. Ado Isa made this known in a statement obtained by this online news platform on Wednesday, June 12.
In the statement, Col. Isa said: “The projections for ambushes, clearance operations and fighting patrols are part of the efforts embarked upon by the dogged troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army to consolidate on the gains and successes recorded so far in the ongoing operation ‘Halaka Dodo’ to ensure the remnants of the BHTs are exterminated with the aim of having a lasting peace and security in the Northeast.
“The Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brig.-Gen. Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, applauded the gallant troops for their doggedness and also conveyed the Chief of Army Staff Lt.-Gen. Tukur Yusufu Buratai’s commendation for the successes so far achieved in the ongoing counter-terrorism operations.
“Members of the public within the theatre are, therefore, urged to cooperate with the Army and other security agencies by sharing credible and timely information to troops in their efforts to fighting terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.”