Troops of the Nigerian army recorded a big success on Thursday after neutralizing 15 Boko Haram elements in Northern Nigeria. The soldiers recovered huge weapons and artillery from the terrorists.
Politics Nigeria has obtained a statement signed by the deputy director, army public relations, 7 division, Kingsley Samuel, which reveals that the raid was carried out in Sambisa forest, Borno state.
The troops killed 15 of the terrorists, destroying 1 vehicle bound improvised explosive device (VBIED), belonging to the terrorists and they recovered three mortar tubes, one PKM Gun, one G3 rifle, one Buffalo Gun truck mounted with Long Barrel Shilka gun, two general purpose machine gun, AK-47 rifles and two FN rifles.
Victor Ezugwu, acting general officer commanding (GOC) 7 Division of the Nigerian army, praised the soldiers for “delivering a devastating deep punch to Boko Haram terrorists leading to the capture of large quantities of terrorists’ equipment”.
He further stated;
“The troops’ resilience 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 urged the soldiers to remain steadfast in the fight against Insurgency in the north until all the remnants of Boko Haram are ‘flushed out’.