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Nigerian troops neutralize 15 terrorists, capture cache of weapons in Sambisa….as soldiers capture large quantity of terrorists’ weapons

 

Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. T. Yusuf Buratai


The Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Victor  Ezugwu has commended troops of 21 Brigade  of the Division for delivering a devastating deep punch to Boko Haram terrorists leading to the capture of large quantities of terrorists’ equipment.

The commendation, according to a statement by Kingsley Samuel, Lieutenant Colonel, Deputy Director Army Public Relations, 7 Division, came on the heels of troops’ display of bravery that led to successful and decisive  repelling of Boko Haram terrorists’ attempted incursion  into their location in Sambisa forest, Borno State early morning   Thursday, 27th April 2017.

The troops’ resilience paid off with heavy  battering of Boko Haram terrorists leading to the terrorists sustaining huge casualties in fighters and equipment. The terrorists paid dearly as the troops neutralized 15 of them and wounded several others.

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 1 Buffalo Gun truck mounted with Long Barrel Shilka Gun, 2  General Purpose Machine Guns,  1 PKM Gun, mortar tubes, 3 AK-47 rifles,  2 FN rifles, 1 G3 rifle. Others are 5 pieces of 60mm mortar  Bombs, various GSM handsets, 36 Hand Grenades, 12 rifle magazines, Shilka fill tray, 750 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 106 rounds of 32mm ammunition, a 12 volt battery, 3 Automatic Grenade Launcher bombs and 5 mortar charges, among others.

The GOC enjoined  troops to remain resolute in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists and insurgents in the North East in order to ensure total compliance with the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai’s  directive that remnants of  Boko Haram terrorists are flushed out of Nigerian territory.
                          

 

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