Nigerian army says Troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in the North East has killed nine Boko Haram terrorist after failed attempt to attack soft spot in the outskirts of Maiduguri Borno state capital.
Statement by Brigadier General Mohamamed, Nigeria army Public Relations, on the 12th of May 2021, titled " Troops foil attempt by Boko Haram terrorist to attack outskirts of Maiduguri" say that combine troops of Nigerian army, Nigerian police and vigilante groups were able to over power the terrorist after exchange of gun battle.
The statement read "Troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The terrorists who tried to advance from Aldawari axis attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in conjuction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists withdrawal in dissary.
Following a hot pursuit by troops, heavy casualty was inflicted on the terrorists as nine of them were neutralized while many escaped with gunshot wounds. One Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered include one Improvised Explosive Device, sixteen 12V batteries among other items.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the gallantry of troops and urged them to keep up the tempo of the operation.
Members of the public are requested to remain calm and are assured of security during the festive period and beyond."OMOKOSHABAN