ABUJA (Sundiata Post) – The Nigerian Army in its ongoing counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency operations in parts of the North East, has destroyed more Boko Haram camps, rescued another set of women and has also repelled attempted invasion of a town in Borno State.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Col. Sani Usman, in a statement on Wednesday, said that the advancing troops of 154 Task Force Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade, on Tuesday cleared Boko Haram terrorists camp at Matali, Damboa Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno State.
During the operation, Usman said, quite a number of terrorists were killed and some weapons and Improvised Explosive making Devices (IEDs) were recovered.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”70560″]
Usman in a related development, recalled that in the early hours of Monday morning, the Boko Haram terrorists made spirited attempt to attack troops location using three VBIED at Mada which was successfully repelled.
He disclosed that “during the attack which was meant to thwart the troops advancement, 26 terrorists were killed while three soldiers sustained an injury”.
In addition, he said, the troops recovered VBIED loaded with IED material, 2 AK-47, 111 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) and 2 RPG bombs.
The Army spokesman disclosed that the troops of 21 Brigade had also on fighting patrol at Firgi killed three Boko Haram terrorists, rescued three women and recovered a vehicle and other items while the rest fled deep into Sambisa forest.