VIDEO: Troops Mercilessly Deal with Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Guntrucks at Askira Uba
Merciless Operation: Nigerian Troops 20 Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Guntrucks at Askira Uba
On the 12th of December 2020, gallant troops of 28 Task Force Brigade of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) that attempted to attack Askira Uba in Borno State.
The terrorists were suspected to have come from Sambisa Forest, mounted on over 15 gun trucks and approached the town from different directions simultaneously.
Troops responded and engaged the criminals with superior fire power.
Consequently, the terrorists suffered huge losses both in men, materials and equipment.
Specifically, the troops captured 4 gun trucks from the criminals while some additional gun trucks were also destroyed by the Air Task Force that responded swiftly.
Scores of the terrorists were killed and over 20 terrorists dead bodies were counted.
Additionally, 3 boxer motorcycles, 3 Anti Aircraft Guns, 2 PKT Machine Guns, 10 AK 47 Rifles and 13 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Bombs as well as large cache of ammunition and other weapons were captured from the terrorists among others. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice and two others were wounded during the encounter and are stable/responding to treatment. May God grant repose to the soul of the dead soldier and quick recovery to the two Wounded in Action Soldiers.
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE under the guidance of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen TY Buratai will continue to sustain the aggressive, offensive posture to rid the entire North East of remnants of Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals, rapists and marauders.
Deputy Director Army Public Relations 7 Division Maiduguri
13 December 2020
AIR TASK FORCE OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE ELIMINATES SEVERAL BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS IN FOREST AREA OF BORNO STATE
The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has recorded more successes in its air campaign against Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in the North East of the Country.
The latest of these was achieved through air strikes executed on 10 December 2020 at Njimia on the fringes of the Sambisa Forest in Borno State.
The attack, which resulted in the neutralization of several BHTs as well as damage to their structures, was conducted after series of aerial surveillance missions showed uptick of activities in the settlement.
Consequently, the ATF dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) fighter jets and helicopter gunships to engage the location.
The NAF attack aircraft delivered accurate hits in the target area resulting in the neutralization of several BHTs.
Defence Media Operations
12 December 2020