The Defence Headquarters (DHQ) has said that its troops have neutralised several Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, destroyed gun trucks and recovered weapons at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State.
Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, made this known in a statement on Monday.
According to Enenche, the operation was carried out on May 17 by troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
The statement reads: “Troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE on May 17, 2020, successfully repelled BHT/ISWAP attack and killed several terrorists, recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State. The unit had earlier received credible intelligence reports on BHT convergence and advancement to attack troops’ location at Gajigana from Goni Usmanti Village in Nganzai Local Government Area.
“In response to the terrorists attack, ground troops and the Air Task Force scrambled its Attack Aircraft and Helicopter Gunships to provide Close Air Support and engaged the Boko Haram Terrorist (BHT) in exchange of fire with troops. Further exploitation by 7 Div Gar discovered One(1) destroyed gun truck, and Two(2) abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu Village.
“Items recovered include; 2 AK-47 rifles, three magazines, thirty-six rounds of 7.62 millimetre special ammunition, and one LG3 bomb and two 36 hand grenades.
“The Military High Command congratulates the troops on their gallantry and professionalism. The Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our great Nation.
“We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in the North East but also in every other troubled region of our beloved country.”