Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, 151 Battalion located at Banki axis, have returned to their base in high spirit, following a successful patrol where they denied Boko Haram terrorists freedom of operation along the Firgi area of Northeast Nigeria.
In a statement on Sunday, from Colonel ADO ISA, Deputy Director Public Relations 7 Division Nigerian Army/Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, the troops neutralized two terrorists and inflicted injury on several others who fled with gunshot wounds.
The statement read: “In their resolve to dominate their general area of operation as well as to deny the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) freedom of action, the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, 151 Battalion at about 1921hrs on 16 February 2019 embarked on aggressive fighting patrol and also mounted an ambush along Jebbra – Firgi Banki axis of Borno State, a notable crossing point of the BHTs.
“The terrorists in a crafty move bypassed own troops through another route but were however noticed by the ever vigilant and dogged troops who followed in a hot pursuit with fire power on target thereby inflicting heavy casualties on the runaway terrorists, scampered for their lives in disarray.
“During the operation, troops neutralised 2 BHTs and unconfirmed number of terrorists fled with gunshot wounds.
“Items recovered were 2 motorcycles, 7 bicycles charms and other assorted drugs. Further exploitation of the general area was conducted at first light on 17 February 2019.”