By OlaDunni, Abuja.
About 28 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed and several others escaped with gunshot wounds after an engagement with the Troops of the Nigerian Army.
In a statement by the Acting Director, Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, he noted that troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO, a subsidiary of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, uncovered a Boko Haram criminal ambush site at Gujba LGA of Yobe State.
“The troops from HQ Sector 2, who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 TF Brigade, Buni Gari and Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically out-manouevered the criminals and engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.
In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
In the same vein, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals.
Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine. Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while another soldier was wounded during the encounter. The wounded soldier has been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment”.
The statement further commends the troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO for their determination in flushing out remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists from their hideouts, and admonished them to remain steadfast and build on successes recorded.