Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Troops foil Boko Haram attack on Rann: Army

Mr Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.

• May 29, 2021
Yahaya, Boko Haram and Soldiers

Army spokesman Brigadier-General Mohammed Yerima on Saturday said troops of Operation Hadin Kai eliminated 10 Boko Haram terrorists during an attempted attack on troops location in Rann, headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno.

Mr Yerima said that the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town on Friday.

He said that the troops were right on hand to counter the move and successfully repel the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels.

According him, troops chased the retreating terrorist and ensured there was no further threat to the town and the residents.

“Combatants successfully destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles, neutralising 10 terrorists in the process,” he said.

(NAN)

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