The Nigerian Army has killed at least 105 Boko Haram terrorists on Sunday, 19th of April, 2020 according to the Nigerian Army’s acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, OYOGist.com has gathered.
The Boko Haram insurgents who are also members of the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) terrorists were gunned down by the troops attached to Operation Lafiya Dole while the terrorists attempted to invade the Buni Gari community of Yobe State.
The Nigerian Army confirmed that the operation that led to the killing of the terrorists was carried out on the 19th of April and the Nigerian Chief of Army Staff, Lt General Buratai was briefed on the operation.
According to the statement, the Army also recovered a large amount of ammunition from the operation, while 2 soldiers sustained injuries in the operation.
Recall that the Boko Haram terrorists are now on a weakened leg as their leader, Shekau was alleged to have requested for soft-landing in return for his surrender after the Nigerian Armed Force pushed further on the insurgents.
Read the statement from the Nigerian Army below:
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, applauded the troops for their gallantry and resilience that led to the killing of the 105 terrorists at Buni Gari in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe state on Saturday the 18th of April 2020.
“Gen Buratai visited two officers that were wounded in action during the Buni Gari encounter and other soldiers already on admission at the medical facility in Damaturu before proceeding to the Special Forces’ School in Buni Yadi where he and his entourage were briefed on the incident by the Commander, Sector 2 OPLD, Brig Gen Lawrence Araba.
“Araba informed Buratai that the recent success was as a result of intelligence report which revealed a plan by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to attack the village.
“Based on intelligence received about the plan by the terrorists to attack Buni Gari, our troops swiftly intercepted and engaged the criminals in fierce battle that led to the killing of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists as well as the capture of several arms and ammunition from the criminals.
“Initial situation reports that 10 terrorists were neutralised. However, following exploitation by our troops, a total of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals are confirmed to have met their waterloo as a result of the encounter and some of the pictures are here for you to see sir.”
See photos released to the press below: