By Okodili Ndidi, Abuja
No fewer than 17 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters had been killed and a number of other others wounded when troops of 25 Process Drive Brigade deployed at Damboa along with parts of Sector 2 Particular Forces overran the terrorists’ ambush alongside Damboa -Maiduguri Street in Borno State.
Nonetheless, two troopers had been killed, whereas 4 others had been wounded in motion.
The wounded troopers in keeping with an announcement by the Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Main Common John Enenche, have been evacuated to a navy medical facility.
The assertion added that the Theatre Commander of the Operation LAFIYA DOLE has been directed to deploy “a Particular Forces Battalion to bolster and dominate Damboa – Bulabulin – Maiduguri axis to utterly deny the terrorists any likelihood of escape through the closing assault towards the criminals”.
The assertion learn partially, “In continuation of their sustained onslaught towards remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West African Province criminals and their collaborators, the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE beneath the subsidiary operation, Operation KANTANA JIMLAN have once more displayed their fight superiority towards the terrorists as a part of their hightened offensive operations throughout the Theatre.
“Relatedly, on Tuesday 7 July, 2020, the troops of 25 Process Drive Brigade deployed at Damboa along with parts of Sector 2 Particular Forces whereas on clearance operations alongside Damboa -Maiduguri Street, made contact with a Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals’ ambush workforce alongside their axis of advance. Instinctively, the valiant troops out flanked and engaged the criminals with overwhelming quantity of fireside energy forcing them to withdraw in dissaray.
“Within the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals had been neutralized as a number of others had been believed to have narrowly escaped with various levels of gun shot wounds whereas a cache of arms and ammunition had been equally captured by the gallant troops. Regrettably, two valiant troopers paid the supreme worth whereas four others had been wounded in motion. Nonetheless, the wounded in motion troopers have been evacuated to a navy medical facility and presently responding positively to remedy.
“In the meantime the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE has been directed to right away deploy a Particular Forces Battalion to bolster and dominate Damboa – Bulabulin – Maiduguri axis to utterly deny the terrorists any likelihood of escape through the closing assault towards the criminals.
“Members of most of the people significantly residents of the world are additionally requested to stay calm, legislation abiding and proceed with their routine actions as all essential measures have been put in by the Theatre Command to make sure all routes are secure for commuting with out worry of assault by the criminals.
“The Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Common Tukur Yusufu Buratai commends the troops for his or her resilience and patriotism in crushing the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals and urges them to take care of the tempo towards the criminals as we strategy the tip of insurgency in our nation”.