Nigerian Troops Inflict Heavy Blow On Boko Haram Terrorists In Damaturu, Recover Sophisticated Arms
Read the statement by the Army below.
Following credible information of planned efforts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Damaturu, troops of Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, successfully laid an ambush which led to the extermination of many Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), that attempted to attack Damaturu, Yobe State at about 5:15 pm, on Tuesday the 9th of April 2019.
The vigilant troops effectively ambushed the criminals few metres ahead of Maisandari community at the outskirts of the city of Damaturu.
The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the gallant troops and the well-coordinated air support, from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE.
Consequently, many terrorists met their Waterloo, some were also wounded and the following items/equipment were recovered;
a. 2 x Gun Trucks
b. 2x Anti Aircraft Guns
c. 1 x 60 Millimetre Mortar
d. 4 x AK 47 Rifles
e. 1x General Purpose Machine Gun
f. 1,245 Rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO)
Troops have embarked on the hot pursuit of the fleeing terrorists, mop up/combing of the general area is ongoing.