Troops of 153 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with elements of Cameroonian Defence Forces while on clearance operation on 11 June 2018, encountered Boko Haram terrorists.
The 23 suspected terrorists were killed during the encounter with the troops who were on clearance operation.
According to Army spokesman, Texas Chukwu, a Brigadier General, several other terrorists were wounded during the encounter.
Chukwu, who issued a statement on the incident said the troops recovered dix AK47 rifles, two FN rifles, eight AK47 magazines, 33 rounds of 7.62 mm NATO ammunition, a link of 7.62mm NATO and two motorcycles.
He said: “Also, troops had earlier cleared numerous villages in the Lake Chad region including Bulakeisa, Tumbuma Babba, Abbaganaram and Dan Baure.
“The public is advised to report suspicious activities or movements to law enforcement agents at all times.”
In another development, troops of operation LAFIYA DOLE have been urged to be committed and steadfast during the final onslaught against Boko Haram terrorists .
The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 8 Division, Major General Stevenson Olabanji gave the advice while addressing troops at Gubio and Damasak respectively.
He stated that the end has come for the terrorists in northern Borno state, adding that operation LAST HOLD was designed to end the activities of the insurgents in the enclaves and islands of Lake Chad region.
He further advised the troops to be courageous and discipline during the final assault on the insurgents’ enclaves.
Similarly, the GOC also visited the 2 Division Task Force Brigade of Operation LAST HOLD in Zarre where he was received by the Commander, Brigadier General Aliyu Abdullahi.
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