Troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in northern Borno, have neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists in an encounter Saturday night at Mallam Fatori, a border town in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno state.
The army in statement issued on Sunday by the deputy Director, Public Relations of the Theatre Command, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Colonel Onyeema Nwachukwu, a group of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack the town taking advantage of darkness but met their Waterloo in an encounter with gallant troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions.
Nwachukwu further stated that the vigilant troops engaged the terrorists with heavy fire power and instantly killed four of the attackers, while some of them escaped with gunshot wounds.
The army spokesperson said the fleeing surviving terrorists abandoned some of their weapons and equipment which were recovered by the troops.
According to the army, the recovered items include, 1 Light Machine Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) tubes, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade Chargers, a belt of 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO type) ammunition, 5 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition and 4 Hand Grenades.The gallant troops are unrelenting and are further exploiting their success, as they engage in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents.
Three soldiers however sustained various injuries during the encounter. They are all in stable condition and receiving medical attention.