As many as 28 Boko Haram fighters have been eliminated during an encounter with Nigerian soldiers.
The Nigerian military has recorded success in the fight against terrorists following the killing of 28 Boko Haram terrorists at Gujba village in Gujba Local Government area of Yobe State.
In a statement just released by Acting Director Defence Media Operations Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, said the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is already yielding results with the latest operation which was generally adjudged as successful.
The statement also disclosed that a cache of arms and ammunition belonging to the terrorists were recovered.
The statement reads in part: “Troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity.
“Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred on 9 January 2021 at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the Gallant troops identified and encycled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site.
“The troops from HQ Sector 2 who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 TF Bde Buni Gari and Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically out-maneuvered 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.”
The statement also added that one soldier paid the supreme price in the operation while the wounded ones have been taken to hospital for treatment.
“Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter. Wounded soldier have been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment,” the statement added.
According to the statement, the new operation is determined to lunched a renewed onslaught on the terrorist that will eventually lead to the end of their dastard activities on civilian soft targets.
“The renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.
“The troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.
“The entire populace of the North East region are hereby assured of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone,” the statement assured.