Defence Headquarters said that its gallant troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno State has inflicted heavy casualty in human and equipment on Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province ISWSP, terrorist fighters that attempted to attack the troops’ location.
It added that no soldier lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the fierce encounter.
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, who announce this in a statement, also recalled that on the April 6, 2020, combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade, Baga, and Niger Republic troops assisted by the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole decisively pounded some Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals at Kure village, along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State, leading to the death of one terrorist and the recovery of one AK47 rifle, a gun truck, anti-aircraft and light machine guns among others.
According to the statement, “In continuation with the ongoing robust/aggressive operations in the North-East Theatre of Operation, the gallant troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11, Gamboru in Borno State, on targeted patrol had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles approaching the Battalion’s location at about 1800 hours on the 7th of April 2020.
Consequently, the criminals were over powered after which they took to their heels. They were aggressively pursued up to Wurge axis by the gallant troops of the Quick Response Force.
“The fierce fire fight led to the death of two terrorists and uncomfirmed number were wounded. Additionally, three gun trucks, two anti-aircraft guns, two AK47 rifles, one HK 21 rifle and one rocket propelled grenade tube were abandoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops.
“Other items recovered are Multi Links, 10 1.5 MM Ammunition, two magazines and a Bluetooth speaker with Boko Haram terrorists’ victory song.”
General Onyeuko appealed to the public to continue to cooperate and support the military and other security agencies with credible information in order to speed up the final defeat of terrorism/terrorists in Nigeria.
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