Nigerian Army says Boko Haram is fighting its last desperate battle to create impression that it is still relevant
THE fleeing Boko Haram terrorists in a great sign of desperation and to create the impression that they remain relevant, at the early hours of Wednesday, October 7, made a futile attempt on 120 Task Force Battalion troops located at Goniri, Yobe State.
During the encounter Nigeria’s gallant troops successfully repelled the attack and inflicted heavy casualty on the invading terrorists as all of them were killed, according to a statement issued by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations and made available to Realnews.
According to the statement at the last count more than 100 terrorists bodies were seen. Unfortunately however, seven of our gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while defending our fatherland, while one officer and eight soldiers were wounded in action.
“Our troops have recovered a sizeable arms, ammunitions and other equipment from the terrorists. These include 1 General Purpose Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenades, 9 AK-47 rifles and Belted rounds of 7.62 (NATO) ammunitions. Others were various wires used for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), 7 Primed IEDs, different types of Spanners and a Torch Light.
“The troops have consolidated on the encounter and more determined to defend their location and continued to serve as blocking force to any fleeing terrorists from the Nigerian Air Force aerial bombardments and other troops artillery fire,“ Usman said.
In a related development, troops of 21 Brigade on fighting patrol from Bama to Ngurosoye, have destroyed Boko Haram terrorists camps along that axis. While on patrol, the brave soldiers came across some of the terrorists hideouts that also served as fabricating area for IEDs and the terrorists’ training area. Another patrol along Bama-Kawuri axis discovered and exhumed IEDs and wires for detonation.
It is important to reiterate that the Nigerian Army along with the support of the Nigerian Air Force and other Security Agencies would not relent in its determined effort of defeating Boko Haram terrorists.
— Oct 7, 2015 @ 14:20 GMT