By Ajogwu Jerry
Again troops of the Nigerian Army presently deployed for counter terrorism operation has crushed scores of Boko Haram terrorists in a recent encounter at Gajigana.
A statement by Deputy Director Public Relations, 7 Division Nigerian Army, Col Ado Isa revealed that the troops “successfully repelled and fatally dealt” with by the gallant troops deployed at Gajigana Forward Operating Base (FOB).
In furtherance of the exercise, an early hours exploitation operation was conducted through the withdrawal route of the terrorists to mob up and clear the area.
“During the exploits, it was confirmed that members of the BHTs suffered heavy casualty based on the splits and flow of bloods around the parapets and the tracks where their deads were dragged away through the escape route.
“Items recovered along the route includes One 36 hand grenade, Five 60 Millimetre (mm) Mortar rounds, 13 X 12.7mm rounds, 142 X 7.62mm rounds, one AK 47 magazine and a Night Vision Goggle,”.
Based on the occurence, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC), 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu and his team visited the location to assess the situation and the success of the operation. General Bulama addressed the troops and salute their fighting spirit and urge them to maintain the momentum with assurance that the Division will promptly support them at all times.
The statement further disclosed that the troops were replenished with more ammunitions and other logistical support on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai to boost their morale and effort in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.