By Ajogwu Jerry
In the course of a recent strategy adopted by the “untiring and dogged” troops of Operation Lafiya Dole by conducting aggressive fighting patrols and clearance operations within the North East, TheNigerian reliably gathered that members of Boko Haram Terrorists in the region are all crying for help.
A statement credited to Colonel Ado Isah revealed that the new strategy is highly effective.
According to Ado, these actions were aimed to complement the efforts of Operation Yancin Tafki by the Multi National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) currently ongoing along the borders of the lake chad region.
“Recently, it has been observed that the few elements of the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) earlier bombarded and chased out of their enclaves were left with depleted number of fighters and supplies. They are presently feeling the colossal storm of the joint operations and are now looking for ways to sneak into town for food supplies, logistics and most importantly weapons.
“In their desperate and fruitless efforts, they resolved in springing surprise attacks on soft targets, smaller units, including civilian settlement with market advantage within the Theatre. It is in this regard, troops of 254 Task Force Battalion at Forward Operation Base (FOB) Kimba while on clearance operation along Sabon Gari in 25 Task Force Brigade Area of Operations – Damboa, came in contact with the terrorists on 27 April, 2019.
“During the encounter, troops were reinforced and gave the terrorists a lethal fight with only minor casualty on own troops and few damaged equipment. Dozens of the BHTs were decimated and several others escaped with severe gunshot wounds. Normalcy has since returned to the general area while troops dominated all likely escape routes of the terrorists”.
Col Ado further advised members of the public to disregard the unsubstantiated story circulating in some media outfits and other social media platforms with fake casualty report during the encounter with BHTs along Kimba – Sabon Gari – Damboa axis on 27April 2019.