Troops kill terrorists along Lake Chad, four officers pay ultimate price

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Elements of Boko Haram Terrorists and their Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) counterparts operating along the fringes of the Lake Chad and the Tumbus met their waterloo when they encountered troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole over the weekend.

This was contained in a statement by Brigadier Gen Mohammed Yerima, Director of Army Public Relations.

He said the combined troops of the Sector which were on clearance patrol along the fringes of the Lake Chad had advanced and cleared Daban Massara and Ali Sherifti villages.

Yerima added that in the course of the hot pursuit which was aided by air cover provided by the Task Team of Operation Lafia Dole, several terrorists were killed and their gun trucks destroyed.

Sadly, one officer and three soldiers however died in the battle while those wounded in action are currently receiving medical attention at 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital in Maimalari Cantonment.

The statement read, “As they (troops) commenced the second phase of their operations and advancing along the Kukawa – Monguno road, about 14 kilometers to their base, they sighted BHTs/ISWAP gun trucks and swiftly commenced pursuit with heavy fire and deft manouver.

“In the course of the hot pursuit which was aided by air cover provided by the Air Task Team of Operation Lafia Dole, several terrorists were neutralised and their gun trucks destroyed.

”Unfortunately however, 1 officer and 3 gallant soldiers paid the Supreme sacrifices while those wounded in action are currently receiving medical attention at 7 Division Medical Services and Hospital in Maimalari Cantonment.

“Above is on-the-spot account of the encounter between Nigerian troops and the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Monguno area and environ.”

The statement thereafter assured the general public that the troops are on top of the situation and working assiduously to end the insurgency and terrorism in country.



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