Attack On Geidam: Troops Eliminate 21 Boko Haram Terrorists

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Abuja – The Nigerian says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD), on Friday eliminated 21 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Province (ISWAP) terrorists in the border town of Geidam in Yobe.

came after that Boko Haram terrorists had attacked the town on Friday.

The Director, Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement on in Abuja, said that troops also recovered a gun truck and assorted weapons from the encounter.

He said the troops, who are currently conducting ‘Operation Tura Takaibango’ engaged the terrorist when they attacked the strategic border town on Friday, destroying three communications masts and looting some shops in the process.

According him, the troops stationed at the town supported by the Air Component of OPLD mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists 21 of them in the process.

“The gallant troops successfully recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on , eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers.

items recovered include over a thousand rounds of different calibres of ammunition, one Commando Mortar Tube, 3 IED blasting devices, tool boxes, communication radios and cell among several items of value,” he said.

Yerima said the troops were combing the area for possible discoveries, adding that most of the terrorists escaped with various degrees of injuries from the resultant encounter.

He disclosed that three soldiers were wounded in the encounter, adding that they were in stable conditions and receiving medical attention in a military facility.

“The (COAS), Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, congratulated the Theatre Commander and troops of OPLD including the Air Component for this great achievement.

“The COAS restated the commitment of the Nigerian under ending terrorism and all violent crimes in East and other parts of the country.

“He further enjoined the troops sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation Tura Takaibango until this noble goal is attained,” he said.