17 January 2021 By Ifeayin Osita
The Armed Forces says troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE have effectively destroyed seven Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists.
This is contained in a statement by the Acting Director Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko
The statement explains that the exercise was carried when the terrorists attempted to attack troops location at the outskirts of Marte in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.
According to the statement, the gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to, and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded.
It adds that the troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation.