Troops Kill Two Insurgents, Recover IEDs


The Nigerian Army said two Boko Haram terrorists were killed while they successfully foiled the efforts of the terrorists to ambush commuters and supply routes of the troops.

According to a statement issued by Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa, on Thursday, troops of 26 Task Force Brigade under the auspices of Operation HALAKA DODO, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE, laid a night ambush for the terrorists at Wala crossing point, Bitta, Borno, and overpower them in a gun dwell.

“Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade under the auspices of Operation HALAKA DODO, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE successfully thwarted Terrorists efforts to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) for commuters and troops’ Main Supply Route. The troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour, encountered the terrorists IED party at Wala crossing point attempting to emplace the lethal device.

“Troops responded swiftly¬† in a fire fight with the terrorists killing 2, while others scampered for their dear lives with likely gun shot wounds under the cover of darkness,” the statement read.

The troops however retrieved 2 AK 47 riffles, 3 magazines, 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and 4 primed IEDs from the insurgents.

“It would be recalled that earlier in the week, the terrorists suffered heavy losses when they failed in their attack on the headquarters of 26 Task Force Brigade, Bitta when the attackers were overpowered by national forces which caused the death of many terrorists and recovery of some weapons.

“Accordingly, the merits of the new concept (super Camp) in the operational arena has already started yielding results with troops becoming more mobile, agile, robust and unpredictable. Hence, troops continue to dominate the Theatre with mobile patrols, ambushes, deliberate attacks and raids thereby denying the terrorists/criminals freedom of action.

“Already, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander sector 1, Operation LAFIYA, Brig Gen AK Ibrahim has commended the troops for their efforts and urged them to sustain the tempo to completely stamp out all vestiges of the terrorists in the area of Operation,” it said.