Army inflicts heavy casualty on Boko Haram
By Steve Oko
The Army, Saturday, inflicted heavy casualty on the Boko Haram terrorists who had planned an attack on a military base in Buni Yadi, Tobe State.
A number of the terrorists fell by the superior fire power of the military while scores escaped with bullet wounds.
The crushing is coming less than a week after the terrorists attacked the convoy of Borno State Governor killing for persons including two soldiers.
In what appears to be a revenge attack the military has put the terrorists operating around the area in total disarray.
In a related development, the Army also put Boko Haram fighters on the flight at Jebbra Figi Crossing in Borno State.
Acting Director Public Relations, Cool. Sagir Musa , who confirmed both incidents in a release, vowed that the terrorist would have no rest until they are decimated from Nigeria soil.
Bellow are full texts of the press statements:
“TROOPS OF SPECIAL FORCES SCHOOL & 27 TASK FORCE BRIGADE INFLICT SERIOUS DESTRUCTION TO BH TERRORISTS
“Five members of Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) have met their waterloo as they along with others (BHTs) attempted woefully to ransack a military base at Buni yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State at about 06:05 hours (pm) on Saturday the 16th of February, 2017.
“Though, the terrorists appeared prepared for the attack as they approached the military location with 4 gun trucks,1 Mine Resistant Ambush Protection,1 MOWAC and assorted arms and ammunitions, they, however, suffered heavy losses as five of the bandits/terrorists were effectively deleted, 9 x AK 47 rifles, 1x Anti Aircraft gun, 121 rounds of 12.7 mm Anti Aircraft ammunitions, 2x 36 hand grenades, 295 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition, 4x Improvised Explosive(IED) Device, 1x IED cylinder, 1x RPG bomb, 1x RPG bomb charger, 1x gun truck and 1x Bajaj Motorcycle were recovered.
“Unfortunately, an officer and 3 soldiers have lost their lives during the encounter. While 5 soldiers were wounded, are stable and receiving treatment in the Brigade Field Ambulance.
“The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has already commended in general terms, the successes being recorded by troops in recent times, in the various operational arenas especially in the North East and enjoined all personnel to remain resolute, alert and decisive as well as professional in the discharge of onerous national assignment.
:Nigerian Army hereby expressed appreciation to all those who passed timely credible information that aided the successful abortion of this obviously deliberately attempted attack on troops position in Buni Yadi.
Acting Director Public Relations
17 February, 2019″
“BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS ON THE RUN ALONG JEBBRA – FIRGI CROSSING POINT IN BANKI BORNO STATE
:In their resolve to dominate their general area of operation as well as to deny the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) freedom of action, the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, 151 Battalion at about 1921hrs on 16 February 2019 embarked on aggressive fighting patrol and also mounted an ambush along Jebbra – Firgi Banki axis of Borno State, a notable crossing point of the BHTs.
“The terrorists in a crafty move bypassed own troops through another route but were however noticed by the ever vigilant and dogged troops who followed in a hot pursuit with fire power on target thereby inflicting heavy casualties on the runaway terrorists, scampered for their lives in disarray. During the operation, troops neutralised 2 BHTs and unconfirmed number of terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
“Items recovered were 2 motorcycles, 7 bicycles charms and other assorted drugs. Further exploitation of the general area was conducted at first light on 17 February 2019.
Troops return to base in high morale.”
7 Division Nigerian Army/Sector 1, Operation
17 February 2019″
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