April 14, 2017

Soldiers Ambush and Kill 57 Boko Haram Members In Borno

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the Multi-National Joint Task Force have shot dead at least 57 Boko Haram terrorists in Arege area of northern Borno State, during a gun battle.

The slain Boko Haram members were regrouping under trees in the area when the soldiers attacked them after getting reliable intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance platform of the air component.

However, some of the Nigerian soldiers were reportedly injured during the bloody encounter. 

The Commander, air component of Operation Lafiya Dole, Air Commodore Charles Ohwo, confirmed the incident, while briefing journalists in Yola, Adamawa State.

He said, “In Arege village of northern Borno, on Monday, an ISR operation was carried out. We discovered that a lot of fleeing Boko Haram insurgents hid under trees and the adverse weather prevented us from taking them out in an air strike. So, we communicated with the MNJTF troops around the location.
“In the fire fight which ensued, at least 57 Boko Haram members were killed by the MNJTF forces. Several arms and ammunition were also recovered from the insurgents.

“In Tagoshe and Gwoza hills, there were also indications that the Boko Haram terrorists had hideouts and we mobilised the ISR platform to the place. We thereafter conducted air interdiction and blew up the terrorists. We have and will continue to monitor all these areas.”

On the Rann accidental bombing on Tuesday, January 17, the commander noted that the NAF authorities would reach out to the victims of the incident and their families, as soon as the NAF panel set up to investigate the incident unveiled its findings.

16 comments:

Sunshow said...

Good job

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Good work soldiers

Anurika Onwu said...

Let the killing continue. No retreat, No surrender

godwin progragrammer said...

good!

Onifade Joseph said...

God bless the Nigerian army, you guys are doing just great
#Believe

Austine Gabriel said...

Good job

swift said...

correct

I. C Bruno said...

Kudos

Ay360 said...

Good job

inumidun said...

Job weldone..

Grace boniface said...

Enter your comment... Job well done Nigeria troops

Oladimeji Seun said...

I salute una o, Weldon.

Nasiru Adoke said...

good job soldiers..winning wey dey make sense

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Good!!!

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Kudos to the gallant soldiers

okorochas justin said...

Hope it is true...

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