Troops of 121 Battalion in conjunction with hunters have neutralized one terrorist in an ambush and also rescued 2 women with 6 children in Borno State.
In a statement released Tuesday by Public Relation Officer, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, Colonel Ado Isa, indicated that, the ambushed operation was carried out against the fleeing members of Boko Haram terrorists at Gwadala village in the northern part of Borno state.
“During the operation contact was made with the criminals at Gwadala village axis. Own troops neutralised one of the terrorists, others escaped with gunshot wounds and the following items were recovered: 1 AK 47 rifle, 1 dane gun as well as locally fabricated ammo and projectiles.
“The projections for ambushes, clearance operations and fighting patrols are part of the efforts embarked upon by the dogged troops of 7 Division Nigerian Army to consolidate on the gains and successes recorded so far in the ongoing operation “Halaka Dodo” to ensure the remnants of the BHTs are exterminated with the aim of having a lasting peace and security in the North East”, the spokesman stated.
According, Colonel Isa, the Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu applauded the gallant troops for their doggedness and also conveyed the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai commendation for the successes so far achieved in the ongoing counter terrorism operations.
The Division’s spokesman urged members of the public within the theatre to cooperate with the Army and other security agencies by sharing credible and timely information to troops in their efforts to fighting terrorism and insurgency in Nigeria.