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Army Chief, Lt. Gen Buratai applauds ‘Bravery & Resilience’ as Troops in Air and Land offensive Kill 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists, foil attack on Mongonu.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai has congratulated officers and men of the Army Super Camp, Monguno for their resilience and bravery in holding and dealing with the members of the BHT/ISWAP group that attacked Monguno town on 13 Jun 20. 

According to an Army headquarters statement, “The COAS is highly impressed by the high number of casualties inflicted on the insurgents and the number of BHT members and equipment captured or destroyed by the gallant troops with the support of the Air Task Force. 

The statement signed by Col Sagir Musa, Acting Director, Army Public Relations  quoted the Army Chief urging the troops to remain firm and resolute in containing the threat finally. 

The COAS further charged the Commander OPLD to consistently engage in massive offensive patrols to all identified terrorists’ locations and enclaves within the theatre to ensure the terrorists are denied freedom of action and eliminated. 

The COAS uses this opportunity to assure the troops and people of the North West especially Katsina, Sokoto and Zamfara States that he will soon be there to ensure that the madness of the bandits is put in proper check. He is also impressed with the performance of the troops in the ongoing operations Accord and Hadarin Daji. He urges them to maintain the momentum. 

In an update of the operation to repel the attack on Mongonu, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Major General John Enenche said, “The Ground troops of Sector 3  and  Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole successfully repelled attack on Monguno town and inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram /Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to breach Munguno Town in Borno State on Saturday, 13 June 2020.

“During the combined brave Sector 3 counter attack and precise ISR and munition delivery by the Air Task Force, 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were neutralized and 4 of their gun trucks destroyed. The troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment. 

“The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the Land component  and  Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole for the dexterity and professionalism exhibited during this operation. 

“The troops are further encouraged to remain resolute and decisive in their ground and  air offensives in the theatre .

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