Several Boko Haram and Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) insurgents have again been killed by the Nigerian Military when troops from the 212 Battalion under Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) successfully repelled attacks by the terrorists in Gajigana, Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State on Sunday.
About 24 hours after disclosing a similar killing of terrorists in Baga, a township in the same state, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence headquarters, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche disclosed in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja that the OPLD annihilated several terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition.
In his explanation, Gen. Enenche said that troops acted on credible intelligence report on the convergence and advancement of the terrorists who aimed to attack ground troops at their Gajigana location from Goni Usmanti village of the local government area.
According to him, in response to the panned attack on ground tr, the Air Task Force, scrambled its attack aircraft and helicopter gunships to provide close air support and in collaboration engaged the terrorists in exchange of fire.
Enenche noted that “further exploitation by 7 Division Garrison discovered one destroyed gun truck and two abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu village.
“Items recovered include two AK-47 riffles, three magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bomb.”
In the mood of victory recorded, Enenche stated that authorities of the Military High Command was impressed by the performance of the troops and congratulated them for their gallantry and professionalism.
He added that The Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of the nation.
“We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in the North-East, but also in every other troubled region of our beloved country,” he said.