Abuja—Special Forces of the Nigerian Army supported by Nigeria Airforce aircraft, have killed about 40 Boko Haram terrorists and destroyed their rocket fabrication factory after carrying out several raids and attacks on Boko Haram camps, rocket making factory and foiling attempts to attack troops’ location.
Army Headquarters in a statement detailing the operations which occurred at the North East epicenter, said, “as part of series of successes being recorded by the Nigerian Army in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists, advancing troops of 154 Task Force Battalion of 29 Task Force Brigade, yesterday cleared Boko Haram terrorists camp at Matali, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.
“During the operation quite a number of terrorists were killed and some weapons and Improvised Explosive making Devices, IEDs were recovered.” The statement signed by Acting Director, Army Public Relations, recalled that “In the early hours of Monday morning, the Boko Haram terrorists made spirited attempt to attack troop’s location using 3 VB IED’S at Mada which was successfully repelled.
“During the attack which was meant to thwart the troop’s advancement, 26 terrorists were killed while 3 soldiers sustained injuries.
“In addition, the troops recovered 1 VB IED loaded with IED material, 2 AK-47, 111 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) and 2 RPG bombs.”