By Helen Udoh-Abuja
Troops of Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday, 11 May, 2021, foiled attempts by Boko Haram terrorists to attack the outskirt of Maiduguri, Borno State.
The terrorists who tried to advance from Aldawari axis attempted to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo, were countered by combined gallant troops in conjuction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists withdrawal in dissary.
This was contained in a statement signed by Director Army,Public Relations Brig.- Gen. Mohammed Yerima on Tuesday in Abuja.
According to the statement, a hot pursuit by troops, heavy casualty was inflicted on the terrorists as nine of them were neutralized while many escaped with gunshot wounds. One Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered include one Improvised Explosive Device, sixteen 12V batteries among other items.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the gallantry of troops and urged them to keep up the tempo of the operation.