Following aborted attempt by terrorists to infiltrate 120 Task Force Battalion location at Goniri, Yobe State, Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Wednesday opened fire on the criminals who approached the location with 7 gun trucks and several other fighters on motorcycles.
The ambush resulted in the annihilation of dozens of terrorists while many fled with various injuries. Some weapons that were captured include 5 Gun trucks, a Vehicule Blinde Leger, various ammunition and an unconfirmed number of motorcycles were destroyed.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai who has been in the Theatre of Operation commended the efforts and successes of the troops in recent encounters with the terrorists and charged them to sustain and upscale the tempo of the operation.
He enjoined troops to be more vigilant and assured them of continuous support to ensure the looming defeat of the dying Boko Haram terrorists and the eventual destruction of fledgling Islamic State West Africa Province battling to establish dominant presence in Nigeria.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa Generally, the security situation within the North East zone is relatively calm and under control as troops remain committed and resolute to conducting robust multiple aggressive operations to end the insurgency.