Following credible information of planned efforts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Damaturu, capital of Yobe state in northeastern Nigeria, troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, successfully laid an ambush, which led to the execution of many Boko Haram Terrorists, that attempted to attack Damaturu, Yobe State at about 5:15 pm, on Tuesday 9th of April 2019.
The vigilant troops effectively ambushed the criminals few meters ahead of Maisandari community at the outskirts of the city of Damaturu.
The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant troops and the well-coordinated air support, from the Air Component of Operation.
Consequently, many terrorists met their waterloo, some were wounded and the following items were recovered; 2 Gun Trucks, 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns, 1 60 Millimeter Mortar, 4 AK 47 Rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun and 1,245 Rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO).
Troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing terrorists and mop up of the general area is ongoing.