Boko Haram/Islamic States of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists were continually annihilated in the North-East by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) a sub divivsion of the Nigerian Military.
The statement was disclosed by Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday to back their operational activities against terrorism in the region
The General stated that troops of 212 Battalion under Sector 1 of OPLD successfully repelled the terrorists’ attack, killed several insurgents and recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana, Nganzai Local Government Area on Sunday.
He expresses that the attacks was carried out successfully due to the credible and intelligence report received before attacking their location at Gajigana from Goni Usmanti village of the local government area.
“Further exploitation by 7 Division Garrison discovered one destroyed gun truck and two abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu village.
“Items recovered include two AK-47 riffles, three magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bomb.
“The Military High Command congratulates the troops on their gallantry and professionalism.
“The Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our great nation.
“We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in the North-East, but also in every other troubled region of our beloved country,” he said.
Moreover, the General also commended the effort of the Air Task Force for providing helicopter gunships to combat the terrorists.