In News by stephen abiodun on the 09th, July, 2020

13 troopers, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists killed in Borno assaults

13 soldiers, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists killed in Borno attacks

Not lower than 13 troopers of 198 battalion had been killed Tuesday alongside Damboa-Maiduguri freeway in Borno State once they bumped into an ambush laid by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.Nonetheless, 17 of the terrorists had been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in a counter-ambush assault at Damboa identical day.

Nonetheless, confirming the event, the navy excessive command remained silent on the Bulabulin ambush and the casualty.

It solely gave an replace on the Damboa counter ambush throughout which 17 Boko Haram terrorists and two troopers  misplaced their lives, bringing complete variety of troopers killed to 13.

The navy excessive command mentioned: “In continuation of their sustained onslaught towards remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West African Province criminals and their collaborators, the gallant troops of Operation Lafiya Dole beneath the subsidiary operation, Operation Kantana Jimlan, on Tuesday, July 7, efficiently eradicated 17 terrorists after a counter-ambush alongside Damboa-Maiduguri street in Borno.’’

In an announcement by Main Common John Eneche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, the navy famous that the troops displayed their fight superiority towards the terrorists, as a part of their heightened offensive operations throughout the theatre.

The assertion learn:  “Relatedly, on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, the troops of 25 Job Pressure Brigade deployed at Damboa together with parts of Sector 2 Particular Forces whereas on clearance operations alongside Damboa – Maiduguri street, made contact with a Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals’ ambush crew alongside their axis of advance.

“Instinctively, the valiant troops outflanked and engaged the criminals with overwhelming quantity of fireplace energy, forcing them to withdraw in disarray.

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“Within the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals had been neutralized as a number of others had been believed to have narrowly escaped with various levels of gunshot wounds, whereas a cache of arms and ammunition had been equally captured by the gallant troops.”

“Regrettably, two valiant troopers paid the supreme value, whereas 4 others had been wounded in motion.  Nonetheless, the wounded troopers have been evacuated to a navy medical facility and are at the moment responding positively to therapy.

“In the meantime the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, has been directed to right away deploy a Particular Forces Battalion to strengthen and dominate Damboa-Bulabulin-Maiduguri axis to fully deny the terrorists any likelihood of escape throughout the remaining assault towards the criminals.

“Members of most of the people, notably residents of the realm, are additionally requested to stay calm, legislation abiding and proceed with their routine actions as all crucial measures have been put in by the theatre command to make sure all routes are secure for commuting with out worry of assault by the criminals.

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