Boko Haram: Many terrorists killed as troops take fight to Northern Borno

Nigerian Army, Special Forces Command (NASFC), Operation LAFIYA DOLE,
has dealt the terrorists that attacked troops location in Baga a
deadly blow.

The special forces move into the location with determination to wipe
out remnants of Boko Haram terrorists that now goes by the appellation
of Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP).

A statement from the director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier
General Sani Usman, said the triumphant troops, particularly the
highly revered 707 Special Forces Brigade, "commenced clearance
operations on 28th December 2018, where they cleared Zare, Gudumbali,
Kukawa and Cross Kauwa without any resistance from suspected

"However, at Cross Kauwa, the unfortunate ISWAP terrorists made a
costly mistake of raising their ugly heads.

"In professional fashion, the troops exploited the situation to
instantly and decisively neutralise the insurgents and captured some

"Though some of the terrorists attempted to infiltrate troops camp at
Monguno, the gallant troops lured them and neutralised many of them
and recovered some arms and ammunition.

"The troops who are in high spirit had since linked up with other
forces in Baga where they cleared the Naval Base and the surrounding

"Unfortunately, in the process, the Special Forces lost one officer
and a soldier, while 5 other soldiers sustained injuries.

"The remains of the two fallen heroes and the wounded have since been evacuated.

"The injured soldiers are in stable condition and receiving medical attention.

"The troops are now busy consolidating and clearing vestiges of the
terrorists within the northern Borno State axis, with special emphasis
on the Lake Chad region.

"The Special Forces attained these great strides in close operational
synergy with Air Task Force of the Nigerian Air Force who gave
Intelligence and close air support by bombarding the ISWAP terrorists.

"The outstanding and dare devil exploits of the NAF's pilots gave more
courage and fire power to the troops. Similarly, the Nigerian Navy
Special Forces were not left out of this gallant efforts," the
statement said.

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