Thursday, September 20, 2018
Advertisement

Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa

Troops gun down ’15 Boko Haram fighters’ in Sambisa
April 27
19:43 2017
Advertisement

Troops on clearance operations in Sambisa forest, Borno State, on Thursday killed 15 Boko Haram insurgents and injured several others.

Kingsley Samuel, deputy director, army public relations, 7 division made this known in a statement.

He said the troops also retrieved “large cache of weapons” from the insurgents during the encounter.

Victor Ezugwu, acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian army, commended the troops for “delivering a devastating deep punch to Boko Haram terrorists leading to the capture of large quantities of terrorists’ equipment”.

He urged them to remain resolute in the fight against insurgency in the north-east in order to ensure that “remnants of Boko Haram terrorists are flushed out of Nigerian territory”.

“The troops’ resilence paid off with heavy battering of Boko Haram terrorists leading to the terrorist sustaining huge casualties in fighters and equipment. The terrorists paid dearly as the troops neutralized 15 of them and wounded several others,” he said.

“In addition, the gallant troops made heavy seizures with the destruction of 1 vehicle bound improvised explosive device (VBIED), belonging to the terrorists and capture of one Buffalo Gun truck mounted with Long Barrel Shilka  gun, two general purpose machine gun, one PKM Gun, three mortar tubes, AK-47 rifles, two FN rifles, and one G3 rifle.”

RECEIVE ALERTS FROM THECABLE

BBM CHANNEL C0038F78B
WHATSAPP 08113975334
TWITTER @thecableng
Copyright 2018 TheCable. All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from TheCable.
Tags
Advertisement

Social Comments

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

Let me tell You a sad story ! There are no comments yet, but You can be first one to comment this article.

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

*

Advertisement
Advertisement
NOTE: The black market rates represent the most prevalent. They could be slightly higher or lower among different sellers.
Advertisement

Exchange Rates

September 20, 2018USDGBPEUR
INTERBANK360.45480.18420.32
LAGOS360485425
KANO361483423
PH362482423
ABUJA362481423
Advertisement
Advertisement