Nigerian Troops Overpower B’Haram in Fierce Gun Battle, Kill Scores in Borno
1. Troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 17 May 2020 successfully repelled BHT/ISWAP attack and killed several terrorists, recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State. The unit had earlier received credible intelligence report on BHT convergence and advancement to attack troops’ location at Gajigana from Goni Usmanti Village in Nganzai Local Government Area.
2. In response to the terrorists attack on ground troops, the Air Task Force, scrambled its Attack Aircraft and Helicopter Gunships to provide Close Air Support and engaged the BHT in exchange of fire with troops. Further exploitation by 7 Div Gar discovered One(1) destroyed gun truck and Two(2) abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu Village. Items recovered include; 2 AK-47 riffles, 3 magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bombs.
3. The Military High Command congratulates the troops on their gallantry and professionalism. The Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our great Nation. We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in North East but also in every other troubled region of our beloved Country.
Defence Media Operations
18 May 2020