Troops of Nigerian Army Operation of Fire Ball have neutralized seven Boko Haram terrorists with the rescue of a mother of three children in Borno and Yobe states.
Military operations that begun October 20, 2020, were conducted last week to rout remnants of terrorists from Sambisa Forest, Lake Chad region and Mandara Hills in Borno state.
Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brig-Gen. Benard Onyeuko in statement Tuesday in Maiduguri, disclosed that; “troops of 27 Task Force Brigade in Buni/Gari of Gujba council of Yobe state dealt a decisive blow on marauding Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province ISWAP criminals.
They failed attempts to infiltrate the peaceful town, located on south flank of Sambisa Forest along the 130-kilometre Damaturu/Biu road.
He added that the unrelenting troops gave a hot pursuit and inflicted heavy casualties on fleeing terrorists.
He said that in the decisive encounter, five terrorists were neutralized; with the recovery of fabricated Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC), gun truck, an anti-aircraft gun, Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, PKT gun, General Purpose Machine gun, six AK-47 rifles with 311 rounds of ammunition.