Categories: Crime Watch

Troops Kill 21 Boko Haram Terrorists In Geidam, Recover Anti-Aircraft Gun

A combination of photos showing weapons and a truck recovered from Boko Haram terrorists by the Nigerian Military on April 23, 2021.

 

At least 21 Boko Haram terrorists were killed on Friday after the insurgents attacked Geidam, a border town in Yobe State, according to an army spokesman.

The terrorists, in their assault, destroyed three communications masts and looted some shops in the town.

However, troops stationed at the town, supported by the Air Component of Operation Lafia Dole, mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists, killing 21 of them in the process, Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima, said in a signed statement on Saturday.

“The gallant troops successfully recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers,” the statement added.

READ ALSO: Boko Haram Attacks New IGP’s Hometown In Yobe

“Other items recovered are: over a thousand rounds of different calibres of ammunition, one Commando Mortar Tube, 3 IED blasting devices, tool boxes, communication radios and cell phones among several other items of value.

“The troops are still combing the area for possible discoveries as most of the terrorists escaped with various degrees of injuries from the resultant encounter. The only setbacks on the side of the troops were the injuries sustained by 3 soldiers who were in stable conditions and receiving medical attention in a military facility.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru congratulated the Theatre Commander and troops of OPLD including the Air Component for this great achievement.

“The COAS restated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to ending terrorism and all violent crimes in the North East and other parts of the country.

“He further enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation Tura Takaibango until this noble goal is attained.”

Solomon Elusoji

Disqus Comments Loading...
Share
Published by
Solomon Elusoji
Tags: Boko Haram Troops Yobe State

Recent Posts

  • Local

Yuletide: FG To Open 2nd Niger Bridge For One Month

  The Federal Government has disclosed that the Second Niger Bridge will only be open to traffic from December 15,…

8 hours ago
  • Local

N-Power: Lawyer Demands D’Banj’s Release, Seeks NASS Probe

  ...Challenges Ministry To Name Officials Involved In Alleged Fund Diversion   Pelumi Olajengbesi, the legal counsel for Oladapo Oyebanji,…

9 hours ago
  • Russia invades Ukraine

Putin Vows More Strikes On Ukraine Energy Infrastructure

  President Vladimir Putin vowed Thursday to keep battering Ukraine's energy grid despite an outcry against the systematic attacks that…

9 hours ago
  • Politics

2023: Chatham House Invites Peter Obi For Election Conversation

  World-leading policy institute and think-tank forum, Chatham House has invited the presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter…

9 hours ago
  • Politics

2023: LP Secretary Reveals What Can Stop Obi From Winning

   The National Secretary of the Labour Party (LP), Umar Farouk has said only Nigerians can stop his party’s…

9 hours ago
  • Local

‘Politicians Staging Melodrama’: Rivers Govt Reacts To Attack On Maeba’s Home 

  The Rivers State Government has asked security agencies to unravel what really happened in the reported attack on Senator…

9 hours ago