Monday, 4 September 2017

Nigerian troops, Boko Haram exchange bullets in Borno

The Troops of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) 21, on operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed within the 21 Brigade Nigerian Army Area of Operations, at the early hours of Monday, laid a successful ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point along Firgi- Banki Junction road, Borno State.
The Troops neutralized a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gun shot wounds.
According to Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Director Army Public Relations, the troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 bicycles, 15 bags of grains, 17 gallons of grain, 5 empty gallons, 6 cutlasses, a sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.
It would be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs).
The teams are highly trained and well equipped groups injected into Operation LAFIYA DOLE with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations.

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