By Gom Mirian, Abuja
Dozens of Boko Haram Terrorists were eliminated Monday by the Military forces in the North east.
The terrorists clashed with the forces during an ambush in Gorigi, a town 35 kilometers away from Maiduguri, Borno state capital. The Nigerian troops suffered casualties.
Major – General John Enenche, Coordinator, Directorate Of Defence Media Operations (CDDMO), said this while updating newsmen on the Armed Forces of Nigeria operations across the nation at the Defence Headquarters in Abuja.
He explained that the Boko Haram terrorists fired at the military logistics truck which exploded adding some gallant soldiers paid the supreme price in the course of defending the nation.
According to Enenche,” between 21 and 23 March, 2020, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE, were on clearance and fighting patrol operation to Gorgi in Borno state which was done successfully.
” However, during consolidation they were ambushed by element of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs). Sadly, we suffered some casualties in the unfortunate attack” said Enenche.
However, the Air component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE scrambled immediately and provided close Air support to the ground troops. While the intelligence surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform as well as the fighter jets engaged the terrorists killing dozens of its members. He added.
He also noted that some of the terrorists who attempted to withdraw were also mopped up by the jets in a follow-up attack.
As at the time of filing this report forty – seven (47) soldiers were confirmed death and were taken to hospitals in Maiduguri, the capital city, while the Boko Haram terrorists members were totally neutralized in the consolidation attack.