Nigerian Army troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE accompanied by Civilian JTF have successfully thwarted an attempted attack by boko haram terrorists on Yauri Community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State.
According to the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, the attempted attack took place at about 8pm on Monday.
“In the encounter, the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, 2 Dane Guns, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, a 60mm Bomb,10 Bicycles and the sum of N31,275.00 from the terrorists,” he explained.
The Army gave the assurance that the general area is calm, while troops have been deployed to maintain security in the village and environs.
In a related development, Troops of 1 Division Nigerian Army involved in anti-cattle rustling and anti-banditry operations in Zamfara State also carried out clearance operations on suspected armed bandits’ hideouts in some forests within Zamfara State.
The troops carried out raids at Batara and Ajah forests in Birnin Magaji and Gusau Local Government Areas, Zamfara State.
“Although the armed bandits fled the camps, the troops destroyed the camps, recovered 3 motorcycles and 2 mobile telephone handsets. They further raided Rimawa forest in Gusau Local Government Area where they arrested 2 wanted armed bandits, Aliyu Abubakar and Umar Ibrahim”.
In Bini village forest, Maru Local Government Area, the troops also arrested a notorious and wanted armed bandit collaborator, Umar Dan Bilbili.