Security Troops of 118 and 119 of operation Lafiya Dole,Task force Battalion of northern Borno,on Saturday evening engaged in a shooting spree with some boko haram insurgents,at Mallam Fatori,Area of Borno state.
According to reports,the insurgents allegedly tried to attack the village at about 6pm before the gallant troops overpowered them killing about four Boko haram insurgents,recovering deadly weapons from some of the Insurgents who escaped with gun shot wounds.
The theatre comman’s deputy director public relations, Colonel Onyema Nwachukwu,confirming the incident stated that “on Saturday the 2nd of February 2019, a group of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack the town taking advantage of darkness, but met their Waterloo in an encounter with gallant troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions.”
The boko haram insurgents were greatly overpowered by the gallant troops,dislodging four while the others escaped with gun shot wounds,abandoning their weapons as they fled.
“The recovered items include, 1 Light Machine Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) tubes, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 3 Rocket Propelled Grenade Chargers, a belt of 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO type) ammunition, 5 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition and 4 Hand Grenades”, Colonel Nwachukwu noted.
He further added that three soldiers sustained various injuries during the shooting spree but are currently in a stable condition and are currently receiving medical attention.aAlso adding that the troops are not relenting,but have pledged to fight and take down all boko haram insurgents in the state.