Troops kill terrorists, injures many in Gwoza

By Abdallah el-Kurebe, Editor

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Gwoza on Sunday killed two Boko Haram terrorists and injured many others. A statement by the Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Musa Sagir said the feat was achieved while the troops were on fighting patrol along road Gwaza – Dure.

According to him, they had an encounter with some Boko Haram terrorists who were trying to cross over into Sambisa forest. 

“Consequently, troops pounded heavily on the  Terrorists (BHTs) in the newly launched Operation “Halaka Dodo” organised by the Division for all its Brigades and Battalions in a renewed vigour to completely neutralise the insurgents. The operation led to the successful annihilation of two terrorists,” Sagir stated.

It added that the operation was being carried out simultaneously by other Brigades and Battalions of the Division, and was a deliberate attempt by the Division to exterminate and deny the crouching terrorists freedom of action within its Area of Responsibility.

“The following items were recovered: some quantities of assorted drugs and medicine meant for supply to their fellow criminals in the forest.

“The situation within the general area is cool and calm with more projections as the operation continues.

“The General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu commended the troops of 26 Brigade for their gallantry and” assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s unrelenting effort in ensuring that their welfare and that of their families is guaranteed,” he said.