Nigerian Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole accompanied by Civilian JTF on Monday successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to lunch fresh attack on Yauri Community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State.
Confirming the report Col Sani Kukasheka Usman Acting Director Army Public Relations said the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered seveal mmunitions during the encounter. “In the encounter, the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, 2 Dane Guns, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, a 60mm Bomb,10 Bicycles and the sum of N31,275.00 from the terrorists” Usman said.
The Army spokesman added that the area is calm and troops have been deployed to maintain peace in the area. “We are glad to inform the public that the general area is calm, while troops have deployed to maintain security in the village and environs” Usman said.