Combined Special Forces troops of the Nigerian Army, Navy and the Air Force operating under the auspices of Operation Lafiya Dole in the ongoing counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in northern Borno, have inflicted devastating man and equipment casualty on Boko Haram terrorists in a fresh encounter with the dissidents in the late hours of Saturday 19 January 2018.
Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, deputy director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole said in a press release that the terrorists, armed with two Gun trucks, a vehicle laden with Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and a suicide bomber met their water loo while frantically fighting to break into the formidable defensive position of the troops.
The troops responded swiftly in a fierce counter offensive, unleashing superior firepower on the terrorists and neutralised five of them, including a driver and a gunner firing from a gun truck, a suicide bomber in a vehicle loaded with IED and two other terrorists.
In the counter attack, the valiant troops destroyed one Gun truck ànd one IED – Carrying vehicle.
The troops also recovered one Anti Aircraft Gun and three AK 47 Rifles belonging to the terrorists.
The relentless troop were in high morale as they continue in hot pursuit of some of the terrorists who fled the scene of the encounter when they were overpowered.
It will be recalled, that only recently, the special forces troops resolutely dealt a deadly blow on the terrorists in a battle in which the terrorists attempted to contest the control over Baga town with the Special Forces troops.