Troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE have killed several Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa (ISWAP) and destroyed gun truck at Gajigana in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State
Confirming the report, Coordinator Defence Media Operations Defence Headquarters, Major General John Enenche said the unit 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.
Enenche said 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.
He added that further exploitation by 7 Div Gar discovered 1 destroyed gun truck and 2 abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu Village.
Enenche said 2 AK-47 riffles, 3 magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bombs were recovered.
He said the Military High Command congratulates the troops on their gallantry and professionalism, adding 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,” Enenche said.