By Kingsley Omonobi
Nigeria’s military said on Monday that its troops from the newly revitalized Operation Hadin Kai successfully thwarted the Boko Haram terrorist’s attempt to infiltrate Rann Town, the Kala Balge LGA capital of Borno state on May 1, 2021.
A statement by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director of Public Relations for the Army, said: “Terrorists in their numbers attempted to disturb the peace enjoyed by the border town, but were met with stiff resistance when troops in the area attacked them. led in a fierce shootout that lasted about an hour.
“The terrorists withdrew in disarray and a large number of them suffered fatal injuries, leaving behind various weapons and ammunition, including the barrel of the anti-aircraft pistol, the AK 47 rifle, the handheld radio and ammunition of different calibers.
Yerima continued: “” In one event, on May 2, 2021, another Boko Haram terrorist gang on a criminal mission attacked the Ajiri city of Konduga LGA in Borno state.
“The terrorists who had reached part of the city initially burned 9 houses and killed some innocent residents before the troops deployed in the area attacked them.
“The retreating terrorists left with varying degrees of gunshot wounds while the brave troops are in pursuit.
Unfortunately, however, 2 staff members paid the ultimate price in the resulting encounter.
“The Army Chief of Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the troops for their resilience and determination to keep their areas free from terrorist activities.
“In addition, he charged them to maintain renewed vigor in the performance of their duties.