By Gom Mirian, Abuja
Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE on Monday, in the late hours of the morning overpowered the Boko Haram terrorists who were attempting to launch an attack on Geidam town, headquarters of Geidam local government area of Yobe state.
The operation, which is coming barely two days after the troops dealt another deadly blow on the terrorists, killing not fewer 100 of them at Buni in the said state, was carried out by the troops of 159 Battalion in Sector 2, in conjunction with the Air Task Force of OPLD, who swiftly intercepted and engaged the insurgents in fierce exchange of fire.
In a statement in Abuja, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, said the terrorists were forced to retreat into different locations in the bushes, while troops continued in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
Thirteen terrorists were killed, two gun trucks with DUSHKUA Guns and six AK 47 rifles were seized, he disclosed
According to him, at present, the terrorists have been subdued and the situation in Geidam town and environs has been normalized and troops were currently on a follow-up and exploitation operation.
He said no life or equipment was lost on the part of the military.