Troops of the Nigerian Army, on Saturday, neutralised not less than 10 members of Boko Haram terrorists who attempted to launch an attack on troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai in Rann’, the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
This is coming barely 24 hours after the newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Farouk Yahaya, assumed leadership of the Nigerian Army.
Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement made available, explained that the terrorists, who came in their numbers, mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.
Yerima said, ”The highly spirited troops were right on hand to counter the move and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels.
”The troops chased the retreating terrorist and ensured there was no further threat to the town and its residents.
“Troops successfully destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles neutralising ten terrorists in the process.”
Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, had on Friday charged the new COAS to ensure he built on late Attahiru’s legacy by defeating enemies terrorising the Northeast and other regions of the country.