Troops of the Nigerian Military’s Operation Lafiya Dole have once more overpowered the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists who have been trying to assault Geidam in Yobe State on Monday afternoon.
This growth is coming lower than 48 hours after the troops dealt one other lethal blow to the terrorists killing over 100 of them in Buni Gari in Gujba Native Authorities Space of the State.
A feat which is a part of renewed efforts by the Chief of Military Employees, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, to oust the terrorist as soon as and for all.
This newest operation was carried out by the troops of 159 Battalion in Sector 2 along side the Air Job Pressure of OPLD who swiftly intercepted and engaged the insurgents in a fierce trade of fireside.
In accordance with a press release by the military, the terrorists have been pressured to retreat into completely different places within the bushes whereas troops continued in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
13 terrorists have been killed, two gun vans with DUSHKHA Weapons and Six (6) AK 47 rifles have been Captured.
The military in its communique famous that at current, the terrorists have been subdued and the state of affairs in Geidam city and environs has been normalized and troops are at the moment on a comply with up/exploitation operation.
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Beneath is a full assertion by the Nigerian Military.
TROOPS OF OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE SUBDUE BOKO HARAM /ISWAP TERRORISTS ATTEMPT TO ATTACK GEIDAM IN YOBE STATE
1. Some Components of Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists at about 1130 hours on Monday, 20 April 2020 tried to assault Geidam city, the Headquarters of Geidam Native Authorities Space of Yobe State. Troops of 159 Battalion in Sector 2 along side the Air Job Pressure of Operation LAFIYA DOLE swiftly intercepted and engaged the criminals in a fierce trade of fireside.
2. Consequently, the terrorists have been pressured to retreat, scampered in disarray into completely different places and inside surrounding bushes. In the mean time, troops are on pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
three. Throughout the encounter 13 (13) terrorists have been neutralized, two (2) gun vans with DUSHKHA Weapons and Six (6) AK 47 rifles have been Captured. Presently, the terrorists have been subdued, state of affairs in Geidam city and environs has been normalized and troops are at the moment on a comply with up/exploitation operation.
four. There was no casualty or lack of tools on the a part of our gallant troops. Extra particulars to be communicated to the media as occasions unfold additional.
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20 April 2020