The Nigerian Army says it’s Troops of 112 Task Force Battalion has killed three terrorists at Mafa, Borno State.
The Army spokesperson, Col. Sagir Musa who confirmed this in a statement on Wednesday saaud the terrorists were killed in a failed attempt to attack Mafa on Monday.
Musa said the terrorists failed attack on Mafa was as a result of available intelligence indicating the desperate longing for food and other logistics by terrorists necessitated by the recent, incredibly tireless and ferocious troops’ operational exploits.
He said, “During the failed attack, terrorists in 5 gun trucks and several motor cycles were seen. Consequently, the troops reacted swiftly with heavy fire power forcing the terrorists to scamper for their dear lives, and recovered 2 Gun Trucks mounted with Anti Aircraft Guns and a motorcycle and the extermination of three (3) terrorists.
“There were indications that some of the insurgents members were wounded in an exchange of fire.”
The spokesperson said the latest offensive consolidates on the numerous successes so far achieved by the troops in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the North East.
He aadded, “Dozens of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters were annihilated, large cache of assorted arms, ammunition and so many variants of gun trucks and other fighting vehicles were captured.
“Additionally and most importantly, the operation resulted in the rescue and eventual liberation of over 100 women and children from the grip of the criminals/terrorists.
Musa informed that the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu had since visited the conflict location with reinforcement.
Biu urged the troops to remain focus and not to be carried away by the successes but to redouble their efforts and doggedly maintain the momentum until they win the war on terrorism for Nigeria through total victory against the bandits.