Battle For Fatori: Troops Kill Scores Of Boko Haram Terrorists
An unspecified number of terrorists have been killed by troops of Sector 3, Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Mallam Fatori, Borno State.
The Nigerian Army said it was the latest feat in the continuation of the fight to rout the remnants of the Insurgents in the North East.
A statement by the spokesman for the Army, Colonel Ezindu Idimah, said the battle between troops and suspected terrorists occurred on Thursday 7 February 2019 at about 6:00 a.m.
It said several members of the Boko Haram Insurgents were wounded during the fire fight.
"The Insurgents who were lured from their hide out in Tumbun Gini to a place very close to the defensive location of own troops ,came with 10 gun trucks and motocycles.
"During the fire fight the Insurgents were overpowered and several of them neutralised. Some who tried to escape with 3 gun trucks to the Tumbus were given hot pursuit and many more killed by the Nigeria Air force.
"A cache of arms and ammunitions including an Anti Aircraft Gun, AK 47 Rifles, Rocket propelled Grenade Tubes, bombs and chargers were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered included various some quantities of 12.7 millimetre ammunitions, 7.62 millimetre ammunitions, magazines, links and Bandolier jackets.
"This is the second time within 5 days that troops of Sector 3 Operation Lafiya Dole gave the Boko Haram Insurgents a bloody nose. First was on 2 February 2019 at the same location where the Insurgents suffered heavy casualties," the statement read.
According to Colonel Idimah, the battle came after morale boosting visit of the Commander sector 3 who was in Mallam Fatori with the troops on Tuesday 4 February to encourage them and attend to their challenges.
"He equally reminded the troops that would always excel when they subordinate their interest to those of the Nigerian Army and the nation. He therefore, urged them to continue to give their loyalty and commitment to the nation at all times.
"He further requested the general public to always report the presence of suspected Insurgents to the nearest military unit for prompt action," he added.
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