Onyema Nwachukwu, Colonel, Deputy Director Public Relations Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE revealed that troops deployed in Operational Forward Base in Gajiram have successfully repelled Boko Haram invasion of the operational area in northern Borno, northeast Nigeria.
Nwachukwu revealed that the troops have fiercely countered a group of Boko Haram terrorists who made frantic attempt to infiltrate Gajiram community on Tuesday, 15 January 2019.
The statement said: “The terrorists, wanting to take advantage of the cover of darkness to attack the town, were met with a prompt response of the vigilant troops who fiercely engaged them in combat, killing several and recovering weapons.
“During the encounter, troops recovered 1 Ak 47 rifle, 2 Ak 47 Magazines, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, 4 Bomb Chargers, and Light Machine Gun Belt Links.
“The gallant troops are currently on the trail of some of the terrorists’ survivors who fled the scene of the encounter.”