Three soldiers, 75 terrorists killed in a military operation

Three soldiers, 75 terrorists killed in a military operation

One officer and two soldiers have been killed in operation in the North-East.
Four other soldiers sustained injuries in the clearing operation being undertaken by the Nigerian military to rid the area of the remnants of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists.

The acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, told journalists on Tuesday in Ngamdu, Borno State, that between September 28 and October 31, 75 Boko Haram/ISWAP elements were neutralised, while their equipment was seized and destroyed.

Onyeuko said, “Within this period, four gun truck, one Bedford truck and three anti-aircraft guns were destroyed.

“Our gallant troops seized weapons, including six gun trucks, four anti-aircraft guns, four General Purpose Machine guns, one automatic grenade launcher and 48 pieces of AK-47 rifles.”

The defence spokesman added that large cache of ammunition was seized including 567 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, 448 rounds of 12.7mm  ammunition, 50  rocket-propelled grenade bombs, 17 locally-manufactured rounds and three shells for making Improvised Explosive Device.

“These successes were achieved as a result of the sacrifice, commitment and gallantry exhibited by the motivated troops within the theatre of operation of Operation Lafiya Dole,” he said. (NAN)