The Nigerian Military has stated troops of the newly renamed Operation Hadin Kai efficiently thwarted an try by Boko Haram terrorists to infiltrate Rann city, the capital of Kala Balge Native Authorities Space in Borno State on Saturday.
An announcement by the Director Military Public Relations, Nigerian Military, Brigadier Basic Mohammed Yerima, stated the terrorists met stiff resistance from the troops.
“The terrorists of their numbers tried to disrupt the peace that has been loved by the border city however have been met with stiff resistance because the troops within the space took them on a fierce firefight which lasted about an hour.
“The terrorists withdrew in disarray with numerous them struggling deadly accidents abandoning a number of weapons and ammunition, together with anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifle, hand-held communication radio and totally different calibres of ammunition.
“In a associated improvement, on 2 Might, 2021, one other band of Boko Haram terrorists on a felony mission attacked Ajiri city of Konduga LGA of Borno State. The terrorists having reached a part of the city initially burnt 9 homes and killed some harmless residents earlier than they have been engaged by the troops deployed within the space. The retreating terrorists went away with numerous levels of gunshot accidents whereas the gallant troops have been on their chase. Sadly, nevertheless, 2 personnel paid the supreme value within the ensuing encounter.
“The Chief of Military Employees, Lieutenant Basic Ibrahim Attahiru has recommended the troops for his or her resilience and dedication to maintain their areas freed from terrorist actions. He additional charged them to maintain the renewed vigour in discharging their duties,” the assertion stated.
SaharaReporters had reported how Boko Haram additionally attacked a army base in Borno on Sunday, killing a military commanding officer. The bloody encounter additionally left six different troopers useless.
The terrorists had invaded Ajiri village within the Mafa Native Authorities Space of the state, attacking a army base and dislodging the troops.
Ajiri is a neighborhood within the Mara Native Authorities Space of Borno State, which is about 52km from Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
It was gathered that the troops fought a two-hour gun battle with the insurgents in gun vehicles and on motorbikes who finally breached the army base and compelled the troopers to withdraw.
The assault got here just a few days after the insurgents attacked a Nigerian Military location at 156 Battalion in Mainok space, Borno State, killing over 30 troopers.
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