Victories record this week: Army 2 Boko Haram 1
In efforts of Nigerian army to clear the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in their area of responsibilities, they have continued to intensify vigilance and maintained high level of alertness. This was deduced from recent victories the military recorded over the insurgency when troops with the appellation “Operation TIGER CLAW” annihilated some insurgents in their hideout at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State.
The unrelenting terrorism fights on Tuesday during the operation in the above mentioned area killed 42 members of the terrorists group and rescued about 38 women and 42 children held captive by the criminals.
The troops reported that unconfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds.
Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who gave this report in a statement, also confirmed the Nigerian army, repelled an ambushed made on some troops by suspected Boko Haram when three of the criminals were killed and one arrested.
But unfortunately the terrorists attacked Bakin Dutse community leaving one dead and four persons injured before the arrival of troops.
“Following confirmed intelligence report on the convergence and massing up of dislodged Boko Haram terrorists at Gangere village in Kukawa Local Government Area of Borno State, with intent of carrying out attack on some isolated communities, troops on fighting and clearance patrol Codenamed “Operation TIGER CLAW” yesterday Tuesday 19th July 2016 swooped on the terrorists.
“During the ensuing operation, 42 Boko Haram terrorists were killed, while unconfirmed number of the insurgents escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Similarly, 38 women and 42 children held captives were rescued from the insurgents. The women and children were taken to the military medical facility in Baga for checks. They were further assisted with food and clothing.
“The patrol team also recovered 504 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 162 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 Land Cruiser Jeep, 34 Jerry cans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) and Automated Gas Oil (AGO), while 55 Motorcycles were demobilized during the operation.
“In a related development, suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists at the early hours of today, attacked Bakin Dutse community in which they killed one person and injured 4 other persons. Unfortunately, they took to their heels on arrival of troops. The troops have continued to patrol the general area with the hope of finding and apprehending the attackers.
“Similarly, troops on routine patrol in order to secure and make Kumshe-Banki road open, were ambushed by 4 suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The troops engaged them and 3 of them died as a result of gunshot wounds. The lone survivor is currently being interrogated. It is heart-warming to state that he has been making very useful statements that are very revealing.