- Nigerian gallant troops continue to have the upper hand in the battle against insurgency in the north-east
- The well-trained troops recently neutralised some Boko Haram elements in Borno state
- The terrorists were gunned down while planting Improvised Explosive Devices along a military route
Nigerian troops under Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE have eliminated seven Boko Haram terrorists along Njimia Alafa, near Sambisa forest, Borno state.
The Commanding Officer of the 21 Special Armoured Brigade, Bama, Waidi Shayibu, led the operation.
The insurgents were eliminated while planting several Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, along the route of military clearance operations.
An unnamed intelligence officer involved in the operation told PR Nigeria that only a few terrorists escaped with gunshot injuries.
“In a current tradition of well-coordinated joint air and ground operation, the troops had received actionable intelligence and activities of the terrorists on some of the routes.
“When the last signal was received, our troops laid ambush on the terrorists along the routes after sighting them and neutralised them.
“We have recovered seven bodies of the terrorists, their AK 47 rifles, anti-aircraft gun, and motorcycles.
“Some of the suspected IEDs found on the road were destroyed by the army’s bomb disposal units.”
Recall that the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, recently assured Nigerians that the country will experience peace again in no distant time.
The military chief made the declaration on Monday, March 22 while delivering his speech at a national defence summit in Abuja.
The event attended by a Legit.ng reporter had a theme titled: “Promoting Kinetic Operations as a major Plank for Counter-Terrorism and Counter-Insurgency in Nigeria.”
Irabor assured the audience which included Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and the ministers of defence, information, Niger Delta and petroleum (state), that the military would enhance its kinetic operations in dealing with the prevailing security challenges confronting the nation.
Meanwhile, the presidency has announced that six of the twelve Super Tucanos ordered from the United States of America by the Nigerian government are on track to arrive in mid-July 2021.
This was revealed by presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu via a thread on Twitter seen by Legit.ng.
Shehu also revealed that the remaining six will arrive in Nigeria shortly after the first six expected in the country, adding that there are 14 Nigerian pilots currently training at Moody Air Force Base in Georgia who will be assigned to the fighter planes.