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Troops Counter Boko Haram Infiltration into Gajiram



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Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed in Forward Operational Base in Gajiram, have countered a group of Boko Haram terrorists who made frantic attempt to infiltrate Gajiram Community on Tuesday, January 15, 2019.

“The terrorists, wanting to take advantage of the cover of darkness to attack the town, met with the prompt response of the vigilant troops who fiercely engaged them in combat killing several and re-covering weapons,” said Army Deputy Director Public Relations,
Theatre Command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to him, “During the encounter, troops recovered one Ak 47 rifle, two Ak 47 magazines, one rocket propelled grenade tube, three rocket propelled grenade bombs, four bomb chargers, and light machine gun belt links.

“The gallant troops are currently on the trail of some of the terrorists survivors who fled the scene of the encounter.”

Meanwhile, the Theatre Commander, Major General Benson Akinroluyo and the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu, had conducted a long range confidence building patrol, assessment and re-assurance visit along Mafa, Dikwa, Logomani, Gamboru Ngala and Rann to check the operational readiness and situations within 22 Brigade general area of deployment.

Biu met and interacted with community members in Rann Internally Displaced Persons Camp, which was recently attacked by the members of Boko Haram terrorist.

The terrorists burnt some parts of the village and parts of the NGO stores and looted some items.

Biu gave the IDPs his assurance that security within their area would be strengthened and therefore urged them to continue to support the military operation by giving information and identifying strange persons of questionable character. He enjoined them to go about their normal activities and remain vigillant.

Similarly, the GOC also met and discussed with members of the Multinational Joint Task Force deployed at Gamboru Ngala, appreciating them for their effort and commitment over time in the fight against insurgency.

He asked them to maintain the existing synergy with the Nigerian troops deployed along the border in order to deny the insurgence freedom of operation within the area. He commended their swift and proactive response in the conduct of joint operation.