Six Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole alongside Dikwa – Ajiri axis within the Dikwa Native Authorities Space of Borno State.

Director of Military Public Relations, Brigadier Common Mohammed Yerima in a press release launched on Tuesday March 16 mentioned the terrorists who mounted  bikes and a gun truck, have been killed by the troopers after they engaged in a fierce firefight.

Gadgets recovered from the insurgents embody one PKM, two AK-47 rifles, one FN rifle, three FN rifle magazines, two AK-47 rifle magazines, 36 rounds of seven.62mm NATO, 19 rounds of seven.62mm particular and 67 PKM linked rounds.


The sustained offensive onslaught on Boko Haram terrorists and their ISWAP ilk by the Nigerian Military has continued to realize traction as troops of 81Activity Drive Battalion at the side of Civilian Joint Activity Drive and Vigilante on the night of Monday, 15 March 2021 neutralized extra terrorists in Dikwa axis, Borno State.

In an aggressive preventing patrol and hid picketing performed by troops in continuation of the continued subsidiary Operation within the Theatre of Operation LAFIYA DOLE code-named operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”, troops took out scores of Boko Haram fighters alongside Dikwa – Ajiri axis in Dikwa Native Authorities Space of the state.

The troops on patrol got here involved with terrorists mounted on bikes and a gun truck, swiftly engaged them in a fierce firefight, killing 6 of them and recovered a number of weapons, ammunition and varied gadgets.  Gadgets captured within the encounter embody 1 PKM, 2 AK 47 rifles, 1 FN rifle, three FN rifle magazines, 2 AK 47 rifle magazines, 36 rounds of seven.62mm NATO,19 rounds of seven.62mm particular and 67 PKM linked rounds.  Others embody 2 bikes, 1 journal pouch, 2 cellular handsets and a tube of adhesive resolution.

Equally, troops of Bravo Firm whereas on comparable routine perimeter patrol on the identical 15 March, recovered a cellular handset telephone suspected to been deserted by the fleeing members of the terrorists who got here underneath troops heavy hearth throughout the try and infiltrate the camp on 14 March 2021. The handset has been handed over to 7 Navy Intelligence Brigade for scrutiny.

According to the directive of the Chief of Military Employees, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru, troops will stay resolute and decided to make sure that the final space is totally cleared and guarded whereas aggressively dominating each route the place terrorists are suspected to maneuver round with the intention to smoke them out.


Mohammed Yerima

Brigadier Common

Director Military Public Relations

16 March 2021

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