Men of the 192 Task Force Battalion under the 26 Task Force Brigade of the Operation LAFIYA DOLE, at about 8:35p.m., on Tuesday, dislodged and repelled Boko Haram terrorists attack at the outpost of Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government, Borno State, says office of the Director Army Public Relations says.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Director General of the Nigerian Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sanu Kukasheka Usman.
Gen. Usman said, “The troops utilising heavy fire power and act of bravery, dealt a decisive blow on the BHTs attempting to infiltrate military outpost with improvised explosive Vehicles and persons borne improvised explosive devices.
“In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 BHTs, captured one Panhard Vehicle Blinde Leger, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti Aircraft and one Gun Truck.
“Several other BHTs escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains has been evacuated.”
He stressed that, “The troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work.”
The Director Army Public Relations, therefore, solicits “The populace to always provide vital information on suspected activities of BHTs to security agencies in their respective localities.”