ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
It a massive strike back From the military after troops of the operation Lafiya Dole have killed 75 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in the northeast. According to The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
Troops Kill 75 Boko Haram Terrorists, Recover Weapons
Updated July 5, 2020
Troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 75 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in the northeast.
The Coordinator Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche, confirmed this in a statement issued on Sunday.
According to him, the terrorists were killed in an ongoing offensive in the region that resulted in casualties on Boko Haram fighters and equipment.
Enenche noted that the Boko Haram fighters met their death during 17 separate encounters with the troops from June 1 to June 30, 2020.
“It is evident from recent encounters with Boko Haram/ISWAP that the resilience of the troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE is being sustained across the North-East Theatre of operation resulting to high BHT/ISWAP casualties on men and equipment as well as capture or surrendering of some of their fighters.
“In their resolve to end BHT/ISWAP menace in the North-East region, from 1 – 30 June 2020, the gallant troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE had a total of 17 encounters with the marauding criminals, neutralizing 75 of them in the process,”
However, the Anti-Aircraft Gun, 13 AK 47 Rifles, one Sniper Rifle, 21 locally made guns, 2 Dane guns and one Rocket Propelled Gun was recovered.
Others are three hand grenades, five Rocket Propelled Gun bombs, 205 rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 1018 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and two Boko Haram flags.