Troops of 233 Battalion deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole yesterday neutralised scores of Boko Haram terrorists along Sasawa Road in Babangida local government area of Yobe State while countering an ambush staged by elements of Boko Haram terrorists.
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.
According to statement issued to newsmen by the Director,Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, 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 Babangida 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 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 Babangida local government area and Yobe state in general are urged not to panic but to remain calm and steadfast,” Brigadier General Texas Chukwu said.
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