- Troops of the Sector 1 of Operation Lafiya Dole killed eleven Boko Haram terrorists in successful attacks within its own area of operation
- During its clearance operation, two insurgents surrendered while the troops successfully cleared Bula Shatane Village
- The military was also able to recover two AK 47 rifle, four motorcycles, 2 bicycles, and 1 locally fabricated hand grenade
In the last seven days, the Nigerian military scored a number of victories in the fight against the Boko Haram insurgency in the north-east region.
According to PRNigeria, the gallant troops of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) engaged the terrorists hibernating within its own area of operation in the theatre.
About eleven Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized in the operations while many escaped with life-threatening injuries, gunshot wounds, and equipment, supplies were captured and destroyed.
This is contained in a statement released by Major General John Enenche, the coordinator defence media operations DHQ.
Items recovered by the troops include two AK 47 rifles, four motorcycles, 2 bicycles, 1 locally fabricated hand grenade, and 2 copies of the Holy Qur’an with assorted clothing items.
The military also destroyed 4 carts conveying several food items and clothing at the location.
However, one brave soldier, unfortunately, lost his life in the process, while another sustained a gunshot wound with the third suffering a minor injury.
Meanwhile, the troops during a clearance operation led by the Garrison Commander to Bula Shatane village engaged terrorists and recaptured the village.
Two members of the insurgents on Thursday, April 23, surrendered to troops deployed at Bama and were handed over to the military intelligence regiment.
Earlier, Legit.ng previously reported that in efforts to end the insurgency war once and for all, the Nigerian military has disclosed that it will accept the offer if the leader of Boko Haram, Abubakar Shekau decides to surrender.
According to the Army, if Shekau follows the laid down procedures for surrendering during conflict or war, the military will profile him according to international standard, Daily Trust reports.
This was disclosed by the coordinator of the Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, during an interview on Channels TV.
In a related development, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) declared that it neutralized some leaders and fighters of the Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) at Kolloram in Borno state.
This information was disclosed in a series of tweets by the official Twitter handle of the Armed Forces of Nigeria @DefenceInfoNG on Sunday, April 26.
According to the Defence Headquarters (DHQ), ISWAP leaders and fighters were killed as they assembled for meetings in operations conducted on Saturday, April 25.
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