Brig.-Gen. Lawrence Araba, Commander, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, has told Army Chief of Staff, Lt. General Tukur Buratai, how Nigerian troops killed 105 Boko Haram terrorists on Saturday,
Araba gave Buratai the briefing when Buratai visited the troops on Sunday at the Field Ambulance Logistics Base 3 Damaturu and Special Forces School in Buni Yadi.
Buratai visited to commend the troops for destroying the enemies.
Araba informed Buratai that the success of the attack was a result of intelligence report which revealed plans by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to attack the village of Buni Gari.
He said that the troops swiftly ambushed the terrorists and mowed them down in fierce battle.
Not only did the Nigerian troops kill scores of the terrorists, they also recovered weapons from them.
The Commander disclosed that the number of terrorists neutralised was confirmed following exploitation operation conducted.
The exploitation also revealed the weapons captured from the insurgents.
They were five AK-47 Rifles, three GPMG, one Duska Anti Aircraft Gun, one PKT Gun.
One terrorists’ gun truck was destroyed, Araba said.
He added that several ammunition and ammunition links, two hand grenades, two handheld radios, two magazines with ammunition and assorted hard drugs were also recovered.
Buratai hailed the troops for their gallantry.
He visited the two soldiers who were wounded in action and other soldiers already on admission at the medical facility in Damaturu before proceeding to the Special Forces’ School in Buni Yadi.
While assuring the troops of his support, he charged them to double their efforts to ensure speedy defeat of terrorism in Nigeria.