Soldiers Kills 7 Boko Haram Terrorists, Destroys 7 Gun Trucks, Recovers Arms in Borno

Olayemi Esan, Abuja

Troops of newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists' gun trucks in Borno State.

Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General, Bernard Onyeuko said this in a statement on Saturday that troops decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

Onyeuko said, the gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above.

He added that troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. Further details of interest to members of the public will be communicated later.

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