Troops kill 5 insurgents in transborder operationTroops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole, in a joint transborder operation with troops of the Cameroonian Defence Forces, have neutralised five Boko Haram terrorists in the border villages of Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadobe of Bama local government area Borno state.
The joint operations, nicknamed ‘Operation RAINBOW 15’ which was conducted from Saturday 15 – Sunday 16 September 2018, came on the heels of the discovery of makeshift bases, established by the terrorists in Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadode from where they launched attacks on villages in Cameroun and Nigeria.
A statement issued by t5he Director Army Public Relations, Brig.- Gen Texas Chukwu said during the joint trans- border operations, the gallant troops recovered some items from the terrorists.
The items include 3 AK 47 rifles, 2 Improvised Explosive Device (IED) shells and one primed Improvised Explosive Device (IED) belt.
Others were 2 motorcycles, 8 bicycles, Improvised Explosive Device (IED) vest and one Boko Haram flag.
The trans-border operations have successfully cleared the insurgents from the general area of Kote Kura.
The statement advised members of the general public are advised to report any suspicious movements or activities to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.