Troops of 212 Bn, Sector 1 Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully repelled BHT/ISWAP attack and killed several terrorists, recovered arms and ammunition at Gajigana in Nganzai LGA of Borno State.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operation, 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.
According to him, 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 one destroyed gun truck and two abandoned gun trucks at Mitturu Village.
Items recovered include; 2 AK-47 riffles, 3 magazines, 36 rounds of 7.62 millimeter special ammunition, two 36 hand grenades and one LG3 bombs.
The Military High Command has congratulated the troops on their gallantry and professionalism.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces of Nigeria says it would remain resolute and continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our great Nation adding that they 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.
Source: Voice of Nigeria