Troops of 212 Tank Battalion under the operational command of 7 Division Garrison deployed at Forward Operation Base Gajigana neutralised scores of Boko haram terrorists after the troops ambushed them while attempting to infiltrate Gajigana town and troops’ location.
Two soldiers were also wounded during the encounter that occurred on May 10, 2019, according to army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa, in a statement.
He said the troops also cleared Surdewalla, Ranwa, Baladayo, Sabon Gari and Shetimeri villages of Borno State in a simultaneous operation code named “Operation HARD STRIKE”.
“At Ranwa 11 contact was made with the terrorists, three of them were neutralized, while many were obviously wounded and others escaped,” he said.
“Simultaneously, troops of 192 Battalion advanced along Sabon Gari and Shetimeri villages where they cleared a scout of Boko Haram terrorists.
He also said troops of 121 and 192 Battalions of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in collaboration with Civilian JTF and local vigilantes, had on May 10, 2019 continued with clearance operations to end Boko Haram terrorism.
“Additionally, 177 Task Force Battalion in collaboration with the Civilian JTF cleared Mboa, Mboa-Kura, Yarchida, Bombula, Tshata and Bamzir villages. At Furfur village, troops had exchanged fire with BHTs which led to the death of one terrorist and recovery of some items which include: one the underlisted items were recovered: AK 47 Rifle, three Magazines, 50 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and Magazine Bandollier.”
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He said there no casualty on the troops or the Civilian JTF.
“The General Officer Commanding 7 Division Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, while on assessment visit to FOB Gajigana, enjoined the troops to remain decisive and intensify efforts in eliminating the remnants of the terrorists,” he said.