By Lawrence Audu
Troops of 212 Battalion, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE on 17 May 2020 have successfully repelled BHT/ISWAP attack and killed several terrorists, recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche.
The unit he said, had earlier received credible intelligence report on BHT convergence and advancement to attack troops’ location at Gajigana from Goni Usmanti Village in Nganzai Local Government Area.
”In response to the terrorists attack on ground troops, the Air Task Force, scrambled its Attack Aircraft and Helicopter Gunships to provide Close Air Support and engaged the BHT in exchange of fire with troops.
”Further exploitation by 7 Division Garrison discovered One (1) destroyed gun truck and Two(2) abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu Village.” He added.
Items recovered include; 2 AK-47 riffles, 3 magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bombs.
General Enenche assured that the Armed Forces of Nigeria will remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our great Nation.
”We shall not relent until peace and normalcy are restored not only in North East but also in every other troubled region of our beloved Country.”