Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday said it killed several Boko Haram insurgents and recovered weapons Tuesday at Gajiram community in Nganzai Local Government Area on Borno State.
The Deputy Director Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri.
The statement read: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operational Base in Gajiram have fiercely countered a group of Boko Haram terrorists who made frantic attempts to infiltrate Gajiram Community on Tuesday, 15, January 2019.
“The terrorists, wanting to take advantage of the cover of darkness to attack the town, met with the prompt response of the vigilant troops who fiercely engaged them in combat killing several and re-covering weapons.
“During the encounter, troops recovered 1 Ak 47 rifle, 2 Ak 47 Magazines, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, 4 Bomb Chargers, and Light Machine Gun Belt Links.
“The gallant troops are currently on the trail of some of the terrorists survivors who fled the scene of the encounter.”