Army Kill Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Arms In Borno

The Nigerian Army said it had killed several Boko Haram insurgents

and recovered weapons in an encounter that ensued at Zari

village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno State on Friday.

Deputy Director, Public Relations, Theatre Command Operation

Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyeama Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a

statement in Maiduguri, the state capital.

Nwachukwu said the insurgents were repelled by the troops of

2 Division Task Force Battalion deployed in the area.

He said that the insurgents were on rampage, looting the

community and extorting money from the people but met with

a fierce resistance by the Land troops of Operation Lafiya Dole

who were closely supported from the air by troops of the Air

Task Force.

He said that during the fire fight, overwhelming volume of fire

was unleashed on the insurgents from both the air and ground

troops, neutralising several of them and their weapons.

The Spokesman said that the village and the surrounding

communities had been stabilised and normalcy restored.

He also said that the land troops had been reinforced to

conduct more robust fighting patrol in the general area.

“The people of Guzamala and Mobar communities and indeed

the entire good people of Borno are urged to remain calm,

resilient and supportive of Operation Lafiya Dole troops as they

relentlessly fight terrorism and insurgency in the North- -East,”

Nwachukwu said.