TROOPS OF SECTOR 1 OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE SUSTAIN OFFENSIVE OPERATIONS AGAINST BOKO HARAM TERRORISTS
Troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE has in the last seven days engaged the Boko Haram Terrorists hibernating within its own Area of Operation in the theatre.
Within the period, on 22 April 2020, troops of 121 Task Force (TF) Battalion under 26 TF Bde while in ambush position, made contact with BHTs at crossing point Pulka-Firgi road. One BHT was killed, One loaded AK 47 rifle recovered. Additionally, a motorcycle painted in Military
colour along with one locally fabricated Hand grenade was also recovered.
Similarly, on 24 April 2020, troops of 192 Bn of 26 Bde deployed at Gwoza, while on night ambush operations came in contact with BHTs attempting to cross through the Mandara mountains to Sambisa Forest
and in the ensuing firefight neutralised 2 BHTs while several others escaped in disarray with gunshot wounds while a bicycle and 2 copies of the Holy Qur’an with assorted clothing items were recovered. In the same vein, on 27 April 2020, troops of Echo Company 114 Bn in
blocking position at Izge Response Area (RA) received information of BHTs attack at Yenegu village about 5 kilometres from own troops location.
On receipt of the information, the dogged troops swiftly mobilised and engaged the BHTs who fled due to superior firepower from
the troops. No casualty was recorded by own troops while 2 BHTs were neutralised.
Equally, the gallant troops of 152 TF Bn deployed at Kumshe under 21 Special Armoured Brigade (SAB) engaged BHTs in a fierce firefight with the BHTs who attacked their location on 22 April 2020.
Unfortunately in the process, one soldier paid the supreme sacrifice while another sustained gunshot wound. However, 3 BHTs were neutralised, 1 motorcycle captured as others were suspected to have fled with life threatening injuries.
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