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Published On: Mon, Jul 23rd, 2018

Heavy Boko Haram casualty as troops repel ambush in Yobe

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From Mustapha Isah Kwaru Maiduguri

Troops of 233 Battalion deployed in Operation LAFIYA DOLE have neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists along Sasawa Road in Babbangida Local Government Area of Yobe State.
The Nigerian Army said on Sunday that its troops successfully repelled an attack on a military patrol team coordinated by Boko Haram insurgents at Sasawa community in Yobe This was contained in a statement issued in Maiduguri by Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Texas Chukwu The statement said the troops encountered the ambush during a fighting patrol to clear the general area of fleeing elements of Boko Haram terrorists who have been on rampage for food and logistics.
It added that, the gallant troops overpowered and neutralized the insurgents in the fire fight that ensued and successfully extricated themselves from the ambush.
“ Information have so far confirmed that the insurgents whose original mission was to attack and loot the nearby Babbangida Market for food and other logistics aborted the mission to stage the ambush on getting wind of the troops patrol. Unfortunately, while fighting through the ambush, the troops recorded some casualties,” the statement said.
“The situation has been brought under firm control by the troops and additional troops have been drafted to the area to reinforce the patrol troops.
The Air Task Force is on aerial surveillance of the general area to track down fleeing terrorists survivors .The good people of Babbangida Local Government Area and Yobe state in general are urged not to panic but to remain calm and steadfast,” it added.

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