Desperate Boko Haram terrorists, who attempted to escape Operation Lafia Dole theatre through a blocking position in Goniri, Gujba local government area of Yobe state, were on Friday severely dealt with.
Assistant Director, Army Public Relations 27 Task Force Brigade, Nigerian Army, Major Nureni Alimi, said in a statement yesterday that the terrorists in attempt to penetrate through the troops lying in wait were mercilessly trashed.
The troops destroyed their vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices (IED), neutralised quite a number and wounded several other escaping Boko Haram terrorists. Similarly, they recovered an anti-aircraft gun with long belt of ammunitions, an AK-47 rifle and other items.
Immediately the terrorists encountered the troops around 6:20pm, they adopted rapid firing, while the troops responded with maximum volume of fire. The troops’ tank tactically flanked and crushed the IED laden vehicle of the terrorists.
The statement said the response was very efficient as only 2 soldiers sustained minor injuries, adding that the two brave soldiers were receiving treatment in the Brigade Field Ambulance.
It further said preliminary investigation revealed that some unscrupulous Boko Haram terrorists informants might have hinted the terrorist group that the troops had moved along with their equipment out of the blocking position the previous day, hoping that penetration through the area would have been easy.
“Disappointedly, they met gallant troops who proved too impenetrable, frustrated their effort and cleared their doubt,” the statement said.