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Monday, October 31, 2016

Boko Haram attacks troop on Operation Lafiya Dole (See photo)

A Boko Haram ambush on troops on
clearance operation has led to the death of
nine security operatives
The attack was carried out in Talala and
Ajigin area of Borno on Sunday, October 30
as the troop engaged in clearance operation.
In a statement by Colonel Kukasheka Usman
who is the army spokesperson, he said 5
soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1 civilian (Joint
Task Force) JTF lost their lives.

However, Daily Trust reports that a civilian
JTF put the number of those that died at 30.
Read the statement below by the army
below:
Operation LAFIYA DOLE troops carrying out
clearance operations on suspected Boko
Haram terrorists hideouts in Talala and
Ajigin, southern part of Borno State, were
ambushed by suspected Boko Haram
terrorists at Ugundiri village, Damboa Local
Government Area, Borno State, while returning
to base after clearance operations yesterday.
Unfortunately, 5 soldiers, 3 vigilantes and 1
Civilian JTF lost their lives during the
ambush, while 19 soldiers and 1 Civilian JTF
sustained various degrees of injuries.
The bodies of the late soldiers and civilians
have been evacuated to Maiduguri while the
injured are receiving commensurate medical
care and are in stable condition.
The troops destroyed the terrorists Gun truck
and recovered 2 Anti-Aircraft guns, 2 spare
Gun barrels, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun,
1 Rocket Propelled Grenade, 1 AK-47 Rifle
and 320 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.
Troops have been mobilized into blocking
positions to further neutralize fleeing Boko
Haram terrorists.
Please recall that another set of troops had
earlier cleared Zira, Abulam, Dusula, and Buk
villages before returning to base in Bulabulin.


In a related development, based on
information received about gathering of some
suspected Boko Haram terrorists around Bori
village, which is 16 kilometres away from
Mainok, outskirts of Maiduguri, troops swung
into action and neutralized them.
The troops recovered 3 Motorcycles, 1 hand
Grenade, 1 round of 7.62mm ammunition,
Solar panel, a pair of Niger Republic military
camouflage uniform, 1 Gionee mobile
telephone handset, 1 Wet Cell battery and
half bag of groundnut.
The civilain JTF said: “They opened fire from
every angle, but we repelled and killed more
than a dozen of them as well as cleared the
whole area. Eight among us were injured,
including two soldiers, five vigilantes and one
Civilian JTF and immediately, a helicopter
came to Damboa and airlifted the injured to
Maiduguri for treatment at the military
hospital.”
“We lost eight soldiers and six vigilantes
during a fierce operation at one of the
strongholds of insurgents in Golgiri, Damboa
LGA. The area has tick forest and we were
lucky to have been prepared, if not they
would have recorded more success over us.”


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