A combined team of troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE and 402 Special Forces Brigade of the Nigerian Military has inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Borno State.
The troops in continuation of their clearance operations, stormed some villages previously occupied by the Boko Haram and ISWAP fighters in the ongoing Phase II of Operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”.
The gallant military troops according to a statement made available to Akelicious by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima killed not less than 25 members of the terrorist groups and captured weapons including; 2 Browny Machine Gun, 20 AK 47 Rifles and 5 FN Rifles, 2 60mm Motar Tube and 2 General Purpose Machine Guns.
Other weapons captured during the operation also include 3 Anti Air Craft Guns, 2 Automatic Grenade Launchers, 2 Gun trucks, and one CJTF Hilux amongst others.
The onslaught was carried out in Chikun Gudu, Kerenoa, and environs
Yerima in the statement dated 9th March 2021, explained further that the clearance onslaught was based on the directives given by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru when he visited the Theatre of Operation LAFIYA DOLE during his operational visit to Dikwa.
The COAS has already commended the gallant troops and charged them to maintain the momentum in order to ensure that the area is completely cleared and dominated.
Meanwhile, Katsina State Governor, Aminu Masari, has revealed how the Nigerian military can defeat bandits and end banditry in the North West and North Central region.
Speaking on Tuesday when he received the service chiefs led by Chief of Defence Saff, Lucky Irabor, at the Government House, Katsina, Masari asked the military to simultaneously fight bandits in the two regions.
According to the governor, the reason is that the bandits always relocate to another region after they may have been flushed out of a state.