According to Lt. Njoka Irabor, acting assistant director Army Public Relations for Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole an ambush laid by the Nigerian army on Boko Haram attackers has yielded positive results.
Lt. Irabor who said that the Troops of 233 Battalion received a tip off that the terrorists were planning an attack on Damaturu, the capital of Yobe on Tuesday, laid an ambush which crushed them.
He said that the attacked which was launched on Kukareta Road, an outskirt village of Damaturu, saw many of the terrorists die at the scene, others wounded, while some escaped. He however added that the army is in pusuit of those who escaped the scene.
Lt. Irabor said; “Following credible information of planned efforts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Damaturu, troops of Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, successfully laid an ambush which led to the extermination of many Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs), that attempted to attack Damaturu, Yobe State at about 5:15 pm, Tuesday the 9th of April 2019”
“The vigilant troops effectively ambushed the criminals few metres ahead of Maisandari community at the outskirts of the city of Damaturu. The terrorists were overwhelmed by the superior fire power of the gallant troops and the well-coordinated air support, from the Air Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE”
“Consequently, many terrorists met their waterloo. Some were also wounded.
Items recovered from the terrorists were two Gun Trucks, two Anti-Aircraft Guns, one 60 Millimetre Mortar, four AK 47 Rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun and 1,245 Rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition.