Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to attack Monguno Town in Borno State have been neutralized by ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
This was made known in a statement on Sunday by Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations.
The Defence Headquarters revealed that 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were killed, four gun trucks destroyed and some terrorists captured.
The statement read: “The Ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE successfully repelled an attack on Monguno town and inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram /Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to breach Munguno Town in Borno State on Saturday, 13 June 2020.
“During the combined brave Sector 3 counter-attack and precise ISR and munitions delivery by the Air Task Force, twenty Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were neutralized and four of their gun trucks destroyed. The troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
“The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the Land component and Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for the dexterity and professionalism exhibited during this operation.”
Naija News had reported that Boko Haram terrorists invaded Monguno town around 1:15pm on Saturday shooting sporadically.
Monguno is around 100 km (62 miles) North-East of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The insurgents have made several repeated attempts to overrun the large military base located just outside Monguno town.