The Nigerian Army on Wednesday said troops of Operation HADIN KAI in a joint operation with the Nigerian police, youth vigilante and hunters on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the outskirt of Maiduguri.
Army spokesperson, Brig.-Gen. Mohamamed Yerima who stated this in a statement said nine terrorists were killed.
He said one Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun, four AK 47 rifles, Improvised Explosive Device among others were recovered from the terrorists.
“The terrorists who tried to advance from Aldawari axis attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in conjuction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists withdrawal in dissary.
“Following a hot pursuit by troops, heavy casualty was inflicted on the terrorists as nine of them were neutralized while many escaped with gunshot wounds. One Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered include one Improvised Explosive Device, sixteen 12V batteries among other items,” the statement reads.