Troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with Cameroonian Defence Forces while on clearance operation on Monday, 11 June, 2018, encountered Boko Haram terrorists.
A statement on Tuesday, from Texas Chukwu, Brigadier General and Director Army Public Relations said, at least 23 of the terrorists were neutralized and several others were wounded during the encounter.
” Items recovered include: Six AK 47 rifles, Two FN rifles, Eight AK 47 rifle magazines, 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, One link of 7.62mm NATO, and Two motorcycles.
“Also, troops had earlier cleared numerous villages in the Lake region including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure, among others.
“The public is advised to report any suspicious activities or movements to the law enforcement agents at all times.” The statement said.
In another development, troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE have been urged to be committed and be steadfast during the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists .
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Major General Stevenson Olabanji gave the advice while addressing troops at Gubio and Damasak respectively.
He stated that the end has come for the terrorists in northern Borno state, adding that operation LAST HOLD was designed to end the activities of the insurgents in the enclaves and islands of Lake Chad region.
He further advised the troops to be courageous and be disciplined during the final assault on the insurgents’ enclaves.
Similarly, the GOC also visited the 2 Division Task Force Brigade of Operation LAST HOLD in Zarre where he was received by the Commander, Brigadier General Aliyu Abdullahi.