Nigerian troops of 81 Division Task Force Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole to conduct Counter-terrorism and Counter- insurgency operations in North Eastern Nigeria yesterday, Tuesday 28 August 2018 killed three Boko Haram insurgents in a failed ambush staged by the insurgents along Gulumba Gana – Masa – Dikwa road in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno state.
According to Defence Headquarter who released the report on its website, said shortly before the ambush, the Nigerian troops who were on a fighting patrol had uncovered two Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) buried in the ground along the road by the terrorists. While the troops carried out counter IED actions to disarm the explosives, the insurgents sprang the ambush but met with fierce resistance from the Nigerian troops, who swiftly countered the ambush, killing 3 of the insurgents, while others fled with gunshot wounds.
The Nigerian troops also captured two AK 47 rifles, one Light Machine Gun and an empty magazine from the terrorists.
One of the Nigerian troops who unfortunately sustained injury during the encounter is currently receiving medical attention in our medical facility.
In a separate operation, also conducted on Tuesday, Nigerian troops of 3 Battalion, successfully staged an ambush against Boko Haram insurgents traversing a crossing point behind Ngala town, in Borno state. The troops neutralised one Boko Haram insurgent and recovered one AK 47 rifle and seven rounds of 7.62 MM ammunition during the ambush.
Following the escape of some insurgents with gunshot wounds during encounters with troops, members of the public are please enjoined to report persons with gunshot wounds seeking medical attention to security agencies.
This will not be the first time the Nigerian troops have recorded success in their fight against terrorists, as they continue their quest to bring about peace in the North East and North West zones of the country. Both the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Airforce are engaging the terrorists and bandits in these areas, as a Presidential directive to rid all areas of criminal elements and bring about peace in the zone.
So far, the Nigerian troops especially those of Operation Lafiya Dole have recorded laudable achievements since the establishment, as communities hitherto occupied by the Boko Haram group have all been retaken and villagers returned to their homes.
source: Nigerian Defence Headquarter Abuja.