The troops of Sector 1 comprising troops of 21 and 26 Brigades supported by Multi-National Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have eliminated 81 Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest.
The Nigerian Troops, however, lost a soldier from landmine attack.
The troops during the mission cleared many villages of terrorists in the axis including Garin Bello, Kwoche, Lawanti, Alfa Bula Hassan and Alfa Cross among others.
According to PRNigeria, a military source noted that the troops encountered stiff resistance from the terrorists who laid improvised explosive devices along their path.
“The relentless troops destroyed the terrorists’ camps and recovered gun trucks and weapons as NAF aircraft continue to provide close air and interdiction support to the ground forces.”
“Regrettably a soldier paid the supreme sacrifice with 4 other soldiers wounded in an improvised explosive devices incident.”
The source in a statement released on behalf of the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, the Theatre Commander Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Farouk Yahaya commended the troops and called on them to keep up the good work.
He also paid tribute to the fallen hero and urged the troops to honour his memory by dealing with the terrorists ruthlessly without mercy. Meanwhile,
It was gathered that a large number of fleeing Boko Haram terrorists invaded Zira and Gur villages in Biu South Local Government Area of Borno State.
The terrorists stormed the communities at about 4:30 pm on Sunday, on motorcycles and gun trucks and set ablaze many houses, while residents scampered for safety.
The NAF aircraft later engaged the fleeing terrorists with firepower from the air.
Meanwhile, renowned Islamic cleric Sheikh Abubakar Ahmad Gumi has revealed by Fulani herdsmen and bandits took up weapons to commit crimes.
Speaking when he featured on Politics on Sunday, a programme on TVC, Gumi claimed herdsmen took up arms to defend themselves against brutality since the government neglected them.