Troops Counter Boko Haram Infiltration Into Gajiram

Channels Television  
Updated January 17, 2019

 

The Army has said that its troops foiled an infiltration by Boko Haram fighters in Gajiram community.

According to a statement by its spokesman, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu, the army said the terrorists were trying to take over the community but were repelled by its gallant operatives.

Colonel Nwachukwu’s communique further noted that some of the jihadists were killed in the encounter and some items were recovered.

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“Troops of Operation LAfiYA DOLE deployed in Forward Operational Base in Gajiram, have fiercely countered a group of Boko Haram terrorists who made frantic attempt to infiltrate Gajiram Community on Tuesday 15 January 2019.

The terrorists, wanting to take advantage of the cover of darkness to attack the town, met with the prompt response of the vigilant troops who fiercely engaged them in combat killing several and recovering weapons.

During the encounter, troops recovered 1 Ak 47 rifle, 2 Ak 47 Magazines, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, 4 Bomb Chargers, and Light Machine Gun Belt Links.

The gallant troops are currently on the trail of some terrorists who survived and fled the scene of the encounter,” the statement read in parts.