Gajigana Attack: Boko Haram Terrorists Escape with Corpses after their defeat
Following the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) attack at Gajigana on Saturday 16 February 2019 at about 1850hrs which was successfully repelled by the gallant troops at the Forward Operating Base (FOB), an early hours exploitation, including mob-up and clearing operations f the general area were conducted on Sunday 17 February 2019.
During the exploits, members of the BHTs suffered heavy casualty based on the splits and flow of bloods around the parapets and the tracks where their deads (corpses) were dragged away through the escape route.
Items recovered along the route includes: One 36 hand grenade, Five 60 Millimetre (mm) Mortar rounds, 13 X 12.7mm rounds, 142 X 7.62mm rounds, one AK 47 magazine and a Night Vision Goggle.
Based on the incident, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division of the Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu visited the location on Sunday to assess the situation and the success of the operation.
General Bulama addressed the troops and commended their courage and fighting spirit in defeating the terrorists. He urged the troops to maintain the momentum, assuring them that the Division would continue to support them promptly.
In that regards, the troops were replenished with more ammunitions and other logistical support on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to boost their morale and effort in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.
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Report By: PRNigeria.com