Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East successfully repelled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents who came in seven gun trucks as scores of the fighters were shot dead and many were injured during an ensuing gun battle.
The insurgents attempted to infiltrate the Nigerian Army location at 3 Battalion in the Gamboru area of Borno State, when they were met with heavy gunfire according to a statement on Wednesday by the Defence Headquarters, Abuja.
Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig. Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, revealed in the statement that the troops confiscated three gun trucks, two anti-aircraft guns, two AK-47 rifles and one rocket propelled grenade tube from the insurgents.
Onyeuko said, “Troops of 3 Battalion and Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 in Gamboru on a targeted patrol had yet another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram and ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles approaching the battalion’s location at about 6pm on Tuesday.
“Consequently, the criminals were overpowered and pursued up to the Wurge area. No soldier lost his life, and no military equipment was seized during the encounter,” he added.