By Augustine Aminu, Abuja
Troops of the Artillery Regiments of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in one of its coordinated artillery bombardments conducted between 1st and 2nd May, 2020 around the Timbuktu Triangle general area by the Offensive Support Group of Operation KANTANA JIMLAN, has succeeded in Killing 78 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters while 7 Boko Haram Gun Trucks were destroyed as confirmed by both aerial and human intelligence.
This was contained in a press release made available by the Coordinator,
Defence Media Operations, Major General. John Enenche
According to him, within the same period, another successful artillery engagement to Buk in Damboa LGA of Borno State resulted in the neutralization of an additional 56 BHT criminals.
John stated that acting on intelligence that a large number of BHT members were converging at the location which they erroneously considered as being safe from aerial bombardment, the gallant troops of the Nigerian Army Artillery Regiments acquired and engaged the location with deadly precision, inflicting heavy casualties on them.
As intelligence sources revealed that only a handful of the terrorists escaped the location with gun shot wounds, with little chances of survival.
He further revealed that16 high profile Boko Haram informants have fallen into the troops’ dragnet within the last 2 weeks.
Enenche said the arrest of such high profile BHT informants has significantly dislocated the criminals’ information and supply chains and equally dislocating their communication stressing that the days of the criminal elements called Boko Haram are indeed numbered as the gallant troops continue to overwhelm the criminal elements on all fronts.
Meanwhile, that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai who has been in the Theatre with the troops for the past 5 weeks congratulated the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to the noble cause of defending our fatherland against the criminal elements.
He further urged them to remain focused and ruthless as they take the fight to the fleeing remnants of the enemies of our nation.
Buratai urged the general public to provide credible information to the Troops as the Nigerian Military remain resolute in tackling the security challenges of the Country.