Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole accompanied by Civilian JTF on Monday killed five suspected terrorists and recovered arms and ammunition after repelling an attack by Boko Haram.
The attack was repelled in Yauri Community, at the outskirts of Maiduguri in Borno State.
This is according to a statement by the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Kukasheka Usman.
“In the encounter, the troops killed 5 of the attackers and recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 1 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, 1 Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, 2 Dane Guns, 2 AK-47 rifle magazines, 2 FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, a 60mm Bomb, 10 Bicycles and the sum of 31,275 naira from the terrorists.
“We are glad to inform the public that the general area is calm, while troops have deployed to maintain security in the village and environs”, Col. Usman stated.