- The Nigerian Army has neutralised a number of mercenaries hired by Boko Haram
- The mercenaries met their Waterloo on Monday, July 3, when they attempted to attack 81 Division Task Force Battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana
The Nigerian Army said its troops in the North East have neutralized a number of mercenaries hired by the Mamman Nur faction of the Boko Haram terrorist group at Gulumba Gana in Bama local government area of Borno.
The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman said in a statement on Tuesday, July 4, that the terrorists’ mercenaries met their Waterloo on Monday when they attempted to attack 81 Division Task Force Battalion’s location at Gulumba Gana.
“The troops successfully dealt with the terrorists and pursued those that escaped and recovered two AK-47 Rifles and two magazines of nine round of ammunition, two AGL bombs, several empty cases of Shilka gun ammunition, AGL bomb and one damaged mobile phone handset.
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“Similarly troops of 3 Battalion located at Logomani, Dikwa LGA, Borno State, neutralized 3 Boko Haram, captured one alive and recovered three AK-47 rifles from Mamman Nur faction that dared to attack their location.
“However, we lost a soldier during the pursuit,” Usman said.
Legit.ng had earlier reported Chadian troops fighting Boko Haram have suffered huge setback after heavy winds destroyed aircrafts used in combating the insurgents.
Chadian army has been battling Boko Haram insurgents who have become a threat to some countries in the West African region.
Chadian troops are part of a Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) which is also made up of soldiers from Niger Republic, Cameroon and Benin battling Boko Haram terrorists in North Eastern Nigeria and surrounding border communities.
In the video below, the Nigerian Air Force gives an update on operations against Boko Haram in 2017.