By Chimezie Godfrey
Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango have destroyed 7 gun trucks belonging to Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and eliminated several of their fighters in Borno.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeuko revealed this on Saturday.
Onyeuko said,”Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above.”
He said that the troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation.
Onyeuko promised that further details of interest to members of the public will be communicated later.