The Nigerian Army continue their gallantry efforts to get rid of Terrorists element in the North East as Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole neutralised 17 Boko Haram/ ISWAP members in a recent onslaught.
Soldiers of 25 Task Force Brigade in collaboration with Soldiers of Sector 2 made contact with the Terrorists during the clearance operation along the Damboa-Maiduguri way and outgunned them which led to the death of 17 of them.
This was also confirmed in a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche;
In the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals were neutralized as several others were believed to have narrowly escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds while a cache of arms and ammunition were equally captured by the gallant troops.
“Regrettably, two valiant soldiers paid the supreme price while four others were wounded in action,” according to the statement titled, ‘Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole obliterate Boko Haram/ISWAP in a counter-ambush operation along Damboa-Maiduguri road,’ dated July 8, 2020.”
The Defence Headquarters said the injured soldiers have been evacuated to a medical facility and are responding to treatment.
In another development, troops also repelled attacks by Terrorists in Gubio area of the State on Tuesday according to reports.