- Troops of the Nigerian Army alongside Cameroonian Defence Force successfully repelled an attempted attack by ISWAP/Boko Haram
- The soldiers engaged the terrorists when they were sighted on the camp at the Forward Operating Base, Wulgo, in Borno state
- Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the director of army public relations made the disclosure in a statement issued on Tuesday, October 19
An attempt by members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) and Boko Haram terrorists to attack the Forward Operating Base, Wulgo, in Borno was foiled by the Nigerian Army with support from Cameroonian Defence Force.
The army spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, confirmed the incident in a Facebook post that was shared on the NA's page on Tuesday, October 19.
In the statement, Nwachukwu said four members of the ISWAP/Boko Haram terrorists were killed during the failed infiltration attempt.
Legit.ng gathered that the gallant troops successfully foiled an attempted infiltration of the terrorists group into the camp while on a patrol on Monday, October 18.
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The troops swiftly responded with overwhelming volume of fire which forced the terrorists to retreat.
Three AK 47 rifles, six magazines and 50 rounds of 7.62mm special were recovered by the soldiers following a hot pursuit and exploitation after the encounter.
Boko Haram in big trouble as FG receives last batch of Tucano fighter jets from US
Lai Mohammed, the minister of information and culture, made the announcement on Monday, October 18, during a phone-in programme of TV Continental, “This Morning,’’ monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria.
To help boost the war against insurgency and other criminal acts, the fighter jets have all been deployed to the northeast.
12 terrorists, bandits leaders killed so far in 2021
In a related development, though the fight against terrorism is far from over in Nigeria, some positive developments have been witnessed in the current year.
So far in 2021, at least 12 terrorists/bandits leaders have lost their lives even as the security forces continue to intensify the war against the criminal elements tormenting the nation.
Legit.ng earlier listed terrorist leaders that have died so far in the year 2021.