…capture firearms, destroy some
…one soldier killed in action,some wounded.
By Victor Akaa, Abuja.
The Defence Headquarters says, the troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO (OPTT) had on 9 January, 2021 eliminated over 28 Boko haram terrorists ,leaving others with gunshots wounds at Gujba local Government Area of Yobe state.
Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE operating in the North East zone of the country.
It has continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity.
Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations (DMO) stated this in a statement issued to Enugu Reporters saying, the gallant troops had encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals on 9 January 2021 at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the troops identified and encycled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site.
“The troops from Headquarters Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 Task Force Bridge Buni Gari and troops of Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically out-manouevered the criminals and engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.
“In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.”
According to the statement, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals.
“Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.
“Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter.
“Wounded soldier have been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment.”
The statement further assured that the renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.
The Defence Headquarters has commended the troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
“They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.
“The entire populace of the North East region are hereby assured of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.”