Troops of the Nigerian Military have recorded more wins in the fight against insurgents in various parts of the country, the Defence Headquarters has disclosed.
According to a statement on Tuesday by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, a female suicide bomber and seven other terrorists were killed by troops in Borno and Yobe States.
The suicide bomber had attempted to blow herself up on November 3 at the Army Super Camp 7 in Bama, Borno State but the troops moved faster and eliminated her, Onyeuko explained.
He added that the troops of Army Super Camp 11 deployed at Gamboru killed two Boko Haram fighters at their hideout at Bulama Lumbe and Ndufu villages, while others escaped with injuries.
The statement titled, ‘Troops of Operation Fireball neutralizes Boko Haram criminals, destroy gun trucks’ noted that “Resulting from the encounter, the troops captured one AK47 rifle and two Boko Haram terrorist flags.”
It added that “On 7 and 8 November 2020, the gallant troops of 27 Task Force Brigade located in Buni Gari of Gujba LGA of Yobe State dealt a decisive blow on some marauding Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province criminals in a failed attempt to infiltrate the peaceful town.
“The gallant troops of the Brigade who were ever on high alert fought relentlessly forcing the terrorists to withdraw in disarray due to the troops’ superior firepower.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, five Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized.”
Weapons recovered include one fabricated Armoured Personnel Carrier, one gun truck; NSVT Anti-aircraft gun; QJC Anti-aircraft gun: one Rocket-propelled grenade tube: one PKT gun; General Purpose Machine Gun; QJC extra barrel; six AK47 rifles and 311 rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition.
In a similar operation, the troops of 151 Task Force Battalion deployed at Special Response Area Miyanti in Bama LGA of Borno State also destroyed a Boko Haram hideout and rescued one woman and three children.
Items recovered from the fleeing insurgents include two bicycles and other items.
Source: Naija News