Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force on Operation Deep Punch have successfully cleared terrorists’ hideouts at Talala, Ajigin, Mangzum, Abagajiri, Kafa, Dusula, Buk, Malumti and Abulam all in Borno state.
This was revealed in a statement by the deputy director, army public relations 7 division, Colonel Kingsley Samuel.
According to the statement, the troops on Friday, November 10, while acting on credible on information that the terrorists were massing up at certain camps in fringes of Sambisa forest, advanced and cleared the insurgents at Shyadawe-Angwan-Fulani, Shyadawe-Angwan-Bula-Musa and Shyadawe.
The statement also said the troops during the operation encountered Boko Haram terrorists and neutralized many of them. Unfortunately 3 soldiers died in the operation, while 6 soldiers and a Civilian JTF sustained injuries, the statement informed.
“The remains of the deceased soldiers have been evacuated while those injured are receiving medical treatment at a military hospital.“The troops captured 2 gun trucks, 3 motorcycles, many bicycles and a laptop containing valuable information. They also located a vandalized and un-serviceable tank in one of the cleared BHT camp,” the statement said.
According to Brigadier-General Sani Kukasheka Usman who is the spokesperson of the Nigerian army, the operation was carried out on Friday, November 3, in Borno state.
He said the soldiers recovered four bicycles, some mechanical tools which aids the terrorists vehicle movement, clothes and explosive wires from the ambush site.