Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on Sunday wasted a number of Boko Haram fighters and also foiled the terrorists’ attempted attack on Kumshe town, Borno State.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday night.
He said the troops, deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of 152 Battalion, Kumshe on Sunday, 20 June 2021 gallantly dealt with elements of Boko Haram terrorists (BHTs) on a suicidal infiltration attempt into the camp.
He said the terrorists mounted on 4 Gun Trucks and several motorcycles attempted to infiltrate and attack the camp through the northern part of the troops’ deployment but were met with the fierce fire of the highly alert troops, resulting in the instant killing of 6 BHTs.
“The troops, who remained dogged and sustained heavy gunfire on the terrorists during the encounter, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in total disarray, leading to the capture of six AK 47 Rifles, one handheld grenade, assorted drugs and other First Aid items.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya has lauded the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that the remnants of terrorists hibernating in the area are completely cleared.”
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