By Madu Mohammed Maiduguri
The troops of Operation Fire Ball under to the Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army in continuation of its ongoing war against insurgency in the Northeast have neutralized scores of Boko Haram insurgents and recovered many arms and ammunitions.
In a statement issued by Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, the Acting Director Defence Media Operations on Sunday said troops of Operation FIRE BALL has commenced its robust operations meant to rout out the remnants of Boko Haram/ Islamic State of West Province in the theatre.
On 21st October 2020 troops of Special Response Area Gajiram deployed at Check Point 3 under Sector 3 decisively dealt a heavy blow on BHT/ISWAP criminal elements. The eagle-eyed troops who were on alert noticed unusual vehicles tailing the convoy of vehicles conveying Internally Displaced Persons from Maiduguri metropolitan council to Baga town in order to infiltrate own position.
The statement said that the troops canalized the criminals and inflicted heavy casualty on them.
Aafter the firefight 3 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized, One Gun Truck, One Anti-Aircraft Gun, One AK 47 Rifle, 3 Shells for making Improvised Explosive Device were captured.
Troops of Army Super Camp Magumeri decimated several Boko Haram terrorists who attacked the location.
After the fierce encounter 11Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized. Items captured from the terrorists includes: One Guntruck, One Dushka gun, 2 Guntrucks and 2 Anti-Aircraft Gun destroyed.
General Onyeuko said on 24th October 2020 the gallant troops of Army Super Camp located at Mallam Fatori routed elements of Boko Haram/ ISWAP criminal elements who attacked their location.
After the fierce battle, 2 Boko Haram terrorist were neutralized others escaped with gunshot wounds as traces of blood of dragged casualties by the criminals were seen during exploitation.
The troops are hereby commended for the resilience, doggedness and commitment exhibited during the above encounters.
They are equally encouraged not to rest on their oars but build on the successes recorded.
The Army therefore, assured the entire populace of the North East zone that the High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria are determined to finally rout out the remnants of the BHT/ISWAP criminals from their enclaves.