Following a planned terrorist’s attack on military locations by scores of Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists who stormed Marte in Borno state from several angles, troops using artillery weaponry have successfully destroyed 7 gun trucks and killed several of the terrorists.
Several arms and ammunition were also captured.
Confirming the encounter, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko said, “Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks.
“They also decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their (troops) location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
“The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded”.
“The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation.
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