Nigerian troops have successfully thwarted terrorists efforts to plant Improvised Explosive Device for commuters and troops in Borno
– The troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour
– The Nigeria Army recently launched new operational strategies to wipe out Boko Haram insurgents from the northeast Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade under the auspices of Operation Halaka Dodo, Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole have successfully thwarted terrorists efforts to plant Improvised
Explosive Device (IED) for commuters and troops in Borno state.
This was revealed in a statement sent to journalists on Thursday, August 29, by Colonel Sagir Musa, acting director army public relations. According to the statement, the troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour, encountered the terrorists IED party at a crossing point attempting to emplace the lethal device.
Part of the statement read: “Troops responded swiftly and killed some of the terrorists in a fire fight, while others scampered for their dear lives with likely gun shot wounds under the cover of darkness.
“The following items were recovered from the criminals: a. 2 AK 47 riffles b. 3 magazines c. 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition d. 4 primed IEDs
“It would be recalled that earlier in the week, the terrorists suffered heavy losses when they failed in their attack on the headquarters of 26 Task Force Brigade, Bitta when the attackers were overpowered by national forces which caused the death of many terrorists and recovery of some weapons.”
The statement noted that the Nigerian troops are becoming more mobile, agile, robust and unpredictable. “Hence, troops continue to dominate the Thereat with mobile patrols, ambushes, deliberate attacks and raids thereby denying the terrorists/criminals freedom of action,”
the statement concluded. Meanwhile, the Nigeria Army has launched new operational strategies to wipe out Boko Haram insurgents from the northeast part of the country.
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division covering Adamawa, Borno, and Yobe states, Brigadier General Abdul Khalifa Ibrahim, made the disclosure in an interview on Thursday, August 29.