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Updated: Troops make massive gain against Boko Haram as they foil attack on Damaturu

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By Ajogwu Jerry

Credible information reaching TheNigerian has confirmed that gallant Troops of 233 Battalion today at about 5:15pm successfully repelled elements of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) who attempted to infiltrate Damaturu the Yobe State Capital through Kukareta Road.

A statement by the Acting Assistant Director Army Public Relations, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Lt Njoka Irabor disclosed that the vigilant troops  ambushed the criminals few metres ahead of Maisandari community at the outskirts of the city of Damaturu.

“The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant troops and the well coordinated air support, from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.

“Consequently, many terrorists met their waterloo, some were also wounded and the following items/equipments were recovered:
a. 2 x Gun Trucks
b. 2x Anti Aircraft Guns
c. 1 x 60 Millimetre Mortar
d. 4 x AK 47 Rifles
e. 1x General Purpose Machine Gun
f. 1,245 Rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO)

“Troops have embarked on hot pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, mop up/combing of the general area is ongoing,”.

 

 

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