Troops rout B/Haram insurgents in Garshigar encounter

Troops of 145 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole to conduct counter terrorism and counter insurgency operations in Borno state yesterday routed Boko Haram insurgents on rampage in Garshigar community of Mobbar local government area in Northern Borno.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Texas Chukwu, in statement yesterday said the insurgents mounted on 9 trucks, attacked the community in the evening of Wednesday, 26th of September 2018, but met with fierce resistance and heavy superior power of the vigilant troops.
Preliminary battle damage assessment revealed that the overwhelming superior power of the troops devastated the insurgents, inflicting human and equipment casualty on them and forcing them to withdraw in disarray.
“The gallant troops have regrouped after the fierce encounter and are dominating the general area of Garshigar and its environs with fighting patrols,” the statement said.
“The good people of Mobbar local government are urged to remain calm and be assured of troops’ commitment and resilience to providing adequate security in the general area,” it added.


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