The troops of 151 and 202 Battalions of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, under Operation Lafiya Dole in furtherance of clearance and blockade Operation Deep Punch II ambushed Boko Haram terrorists and recovered several weapons in parts of the North East of the country.
The troops had in separate but well-coordinated attacks simultaneously on Wednesday, 4th October 2017 at about 10:00am laid ambush on unsuspecting Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) along Firgi-Pulka road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
According the Director Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, the troops engaged the terrorists with a heavy fire causing the terrorists to abandon their weapons and flee in disarray with Gun Shot wounds.
Usman in a statement on Thursday, said that “in the first instance upon exploitation, troops recovered from the ambush site one General Multi-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and one motorcycle.
“They also successfully discovered and safely detonated an unexploded ordnance. However, the troops followed with a hot pursuit, neutralized one terrorist and recovered 6 bundles of zinc”.
In the same vein, he said, crack troops of 22 Brigade of Operation LAFIYA DOLE displayed gallantry on 4th October at about 6:05pm by intercepting 3 Boko Haram terrorists disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and trying to infiltrate a barrier.
The DAPR said the troops also engaged the suicide bombers forcing them to hastily detonate their suicide vest.
The troops, he stated recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 magazines with several rounds of ammunition and amongst other items.
According to Usman, the troops’ action saved what would have been another evil machination of BHTs ploy to utilize suicide bombing to inflict heavy casualties on soft targets.