He said that the terrorists were met with superior fire power by troops and air bombardment by Air Task Force.
He said the marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished, forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion, abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition.
According to him, items recovered during the encounter include one Gun Truck, eight AK47 rifles, 40 rounds of 7.62mm Special, 39 special ammo, three motorcycles and six magazines.
“To mop up the area, troops conducted exploitation in the early hours of Wednesday in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force and Hunters along the terrorists’ withdrawal routes and recovered 90 rounds of 7.62 mm x 54 on links belonging to the fleeing terrorists.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has extended his commendation to the gallant troops over the feat and charges them to remain resolute and steadfast.