Tuesday, August 23, 2016 10:39 pm
Nigerian troops on Operation LAFIYA DOLE fighting Boko Haram insurgents at Darul Jamel, on the fringes of Sambisa forest, northern parts of Borno State on Monday evening successfully repelled an attempted attack on their location by members of the terrorist group.
Sani Usman, acting director, Army Public Relations said in a statement on Tuesday that the terrorists who attempted to storm the troop’s location at about 10.00pm paid dearly as several of them including two senior commanders that led the attack.
He added that the troops recovered one Light Machine Gun (LMG) with Registration number 56M-1101229, 1 AK-47 Rifle Magazine, Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) Bomb and 1 top cover of an AK-47 Rifle. Other items recovered include 395 Rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 15 rounds of 5.5mm ammunitions after the decimation of the insurgents.
Colonel Usman also revealed that prior to the attack, the troops of the same unit on routine patrol had earlier cleared an ambush staged by elements of the suspected remnants of the terrorists desperate for food near Banki Junction.
According to Colonel Usman, that the attack and ambush might not be unconnected to the fact that the terrorists were desperately targeting over 890 rescued herdsmen with their 5000 livestock being held captives by terrorists along Nigerian borders with Cameroon.