Troops repel Boko Haram incursion, kill scores in Borno



By Chimezie Godfrey


troops supported by Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) have thwarted Boko Haram terrorists’ incursion into Damasak the Headquarters of Mobbar Local Government Area of Borno State Saturday 10 April

This is contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.Gen. Mohammed Yerima and made available to Newsmen Monday.

Gen.Yerima disclosed gallant troops the terrorists with superior fire power both from the air and the ground which compelled them to withdraw in disarray with several men and equipment casualty. 

however revealed that two 2 gallant soldiers paid the supreme price while one and 2 soldiers were injured.

According to him, the injured are currently recuperating at a military hospital in .

Gen. Yerima further disclosed that in a similarly development, troops of  Sector 1, OPLD on picketing duty along road Ngwom – Mafa to on Sunday, 11 April, decisively neutralised 7 members of the Boko Haram Terrorists group supposedly lying in wait to attack the troops and other innocent citizens plying the busy road.

stressed troops who have continued to dominate their with massive clearance patrols and ambushes sprang the surprise attack on the terrorists that have been menacing the peace and livelihood of the people in the area. 

“In the encounter, seven terrorists were neutralised while four AK-47 rifles were recovered along with several other items. 

“The terrorists laid the ambush with the intent to harm NA troops and other innocent commuters. 

“They however ran out of luck as they were instead trapped and neutralised in their own web. After the duel and successful neutralization of the terrorists, the troops continued their their clearance up to

“Meanwhile, troops of OPLD will continue to maintain aggressive posture to ensure the entire area is cleared of terrorists elements and their activities while maintaining high moral and fighting efficiency,” Gen. Yerima stated.