The Nigerian Army operation on September 16 recorded more successes against Boko Haram insurgents in the country’s northeastern Borno State.
The army troops of the 222 Battalion fought off an ambush by the terrorists. An intense exchange of gunfire resulted in deaths of several aggressors whiles some fled with gunshot wounds.
The incident reportedly took place along the Maiduguri – Bama axis as the troops were on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow – a subset of the wider operation Lafiya Dole
The operation also saw1 x GPMG and 2 X AK 47 and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorist recovered.
This is the latest round of ambush by Boko Haram insurgents successfully fended off by the army in under a week. The Nigerian army chief recently joined troops in the battle frontier areas to boost their morale in the continued fight against the insurgents.