Troops of the Joint Task Force North East Operation, Hadin Kai (OPHK), deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of 152 Battalion, Kumshe in Borno State, on Sunday, repelled an attempted attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
This was the thrust of a press statement issued by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Sunday.
The terrorists, according to Brig. Gen. Nwachukwu, mounted on four gun trucks and several motorcycles, had attempted to infiltrate and attack the camp through the northern part of the troops’ deployment. But they were met with fierce fire by the highly alert troops, resulting in the instant killing of six terrorists.
Nwachukwu further revealed that the troops, “who remained dogged and sustained heavy gunfire on the terrorists during the encounter,” routed the terrorists and forced them to flee in total disarray, leading to the capture of six AK 47 Rifles, one handheld grenade, assorted drugs and other first aid items.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya, has lauded the troops’ “high level of alertness and fighting spirit”, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that the remnants of the terrorists hibernating in the area are completely cleared.