By Ali Muhammad Zanna, Maiduguri
The troops of Operation Fire Ball under Operation Lafiya Dole have continued to exhibit their tactical superiority against remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals within the Theatre of operation.
This was contained in a statement issued 7 December 2020 by the Acting Director of Defence Media Operations Brigadier General BENARD ONYEUKO.
The statement reads that on 6 December 2020, troops of 222 Battalion in conjunction with elements of Borno State Civilian Joint Task Force conducted an aggressive fighting patrol to the general area of Magumeri village.
In the statement Onyeuko said that the troops made contact and immediately engaged some marauding Boko Haram criminals lurking in the area.
During the encounter, 4 Boko Haram criminals were neutralized while one FN Rifle, one AK 47 Rifle, 2 FN Rifle magazines and 4 AK 47 Rifle magazines were captured from the fleeing criminals. Adding that 29 Rounds of 7.62mm NATO ammunition, 39 Rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition, 2 Motorcycles, Motorcycle repair tools and one Tecno phone were also captured.
The troops of Operation FIRE BALL are commended for their continued dedication and determination in flushing the remnants of the terrorists in their hideouts.