Nigerian Army inflicts high casualty on Boko Haram in Borno

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The Troops of Tura Takaibango, under Operation Lafiya Dole have inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram terrorist who lost equipment and personnel including some of their key leaders at Dikwa and Gulumba Gana, In Dikwa Local Government area of Borno State.

In a  statement by the Director Army Public Relations,Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the Troops supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafiya Dole inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram Terrorists who attempted to take control of the strategic town of Dikwa, the headquarters of Dikwa LGA of Borno State.

The terrorists in their numbers mounted on 12 gun trucks attacked the town on the eve of Sunday 18 April 2021, just before the breaking of Ramadan fast. The troops having contained the initial wave of the attack had to occupy their alternative Headquarters at Gulumba Gana to enable the Air Component engage any gun trucks and other technicals in the vicinity of the attack to prevent fratricide.

The troops having contained the initial wave of the attack had to occupy their alternative Headquarters at Gulumba Gana to enable the Air Component engage any gun trucks and other technicals in the vicinity of the attack to prevent fratricide.

The troops launched a counter attack in the early hours of Monday 19 April 2021 and successfully reoccupied their main headquarters in Dikwa.

The troops are currently patrolling Dikwa town and environs to assess the level of damage inflicted on the terrorists.

The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the troops for their doggedness and directed them to restrategise in order to prevent any further attacks in the area. The Nigerian Army remains committed towards ensuring a safe and secure environment through out the North East theatre.

 

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