By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Troops of 159 Battalion in Sector 2 in conjunction with the Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have repelled an attack by Boko Haram/ISWAP Terrorists in Geidam town, the Headquarters of Geidam Local Government Area of Yobe State.
Major General John Enenche Coordinator, Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, in a statement on Monday said the Terrorists where swiftly intercepted and engaged in a fierce exchange of fire.
“Consequently, the terrorists were forced to retreat, scampered in disarray into different locations and within surrounding bushes. At the moment, troops are on pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
“During the encounter thirteen (13) terrorists were neutralized, two (2) gun trucks with DUSHKHA Guns and Six (6) AK 47 rifles were Captured. Presently, the terrorists have been subdued, situation in Geidam town and environs has been normalized and troops are currently on a follow up/exploitation op/eration.
“There was no casualty or loss of equipment on the part of our gallant troops. Additional details to be communicated to the media as events unfold further.”