Troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE Task Force Battle Group and Multinational Joint Task Force [MJTF] presently harbouring in Abadam village fought decisively with elements of Boko Haram that attempted to attack their location.
The attack which was launched by the terrorist group at about 6:30 am today, Thursday 22nd September 2016 and it lasted for about 2 hours.
Photo shows items recovered when Troops of 13 Brigade, 82 Division, Nigerian Army, have in a coordinated operation arrested a suspected high ranking militant kingpin Mr. Victory Benjamin (aka Abuja Daddy and G3) and 3 others
A detail of the encounter was made public by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
During the fierce battle, the troops killed 15 of the insurgents, with many escaping with gunshot wounds.
Two soldiers paid the supreme price in action while 4 others were wounded in action.
The bodies of our late colleagues and the wounded have since been evacuated.
The gallant troops recovered weapons and ammunitions from the insurgents. These includes, 1 Gun truck, one 60mm Mortar tube, seven 60mm Mortar bomb, a General Purpose Machine (GPMG), 3 damaged AK 47 Rifle, 4 Bandoliers of Anti-Aircraft rounds of ammunition.
The troops have continued mop up and clearance operations of the remnants of the terrorists.
They have also intensified vigilance and high level of alertness.
In an earlier development, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE and Multinational Joint Task Force captured Mallam Fatori in northernmost part of Borno State after a fierce battle closely covered by air operations.
The battle was part of Operation GAMA AIKI.
However, the terrorists reinforced around border with Niger Republic.
This was while the troops were consolidating on this success.
The troops killed several of the Boko Haram terrorists in the resulting encounter and subsequently had to withdraw to a vantage position.
The Operation is continuing, according to Colonel Usman.
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