Atleast 13 Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists have been killed by troops of 159 Battalion in Sector 2 in conjunction with the Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole in a fierce exchange of fire on 20 April at Geidam town, the Headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations (DMO) Defence Headquarters disclosed this in a statement in Abuja
He said the terrorists were forced to retreat, scampered in disarray into different locations and within surrounding bushes.
“At the moment, troops are on pursuit of the fleeing terrorists,” he said.
Enenche added that two gun trucks with Dushkha Guns and Six (6) AK 47 rifles were Captured during the encounter.
“Presently, the terrorists have been subdued, situation in Geidam town and environs has been normalized and troops are currently on a follow up/exploitation operation,” he said.