By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA -TROOPS of 151 and 202 Battalions of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army, under Operation Lafiya Dole, in furtherance of clearance and blockade Operation Deep Punch II, in separate but well-coordinated attacks, last Wednesday, simultaneously laid ambush on unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists along Firgi-Pulka road in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.
The Army authorities, in a statement,Thursday by Brigadier General Sani Usman, Director of Army Public Relations, said the troops engaged the Boko Haram terrorists with a heavy fire, causing the terrorists to abandon their weapons and flee in disarray with gun shot wounds.
“In the first instance upon exploitation, troops recovered from the ambush site one General Multi-Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG) and one motorcycle.
“They also successfully discovered and safely detonated an unexploded ordnance. However, the troops followed with a hot pursuit, neutralized one terrorist and recovered 6 bundles of zinc, “the statement said.
The statement added:” In the same vein, crack troops of 22 Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole displayed gallantry on 4th October at about 6:05pm by intercepting three Boko Haram terrorists disguised as Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and trying to infiltrate a barrier.”
“The vigilant troops engaged the suicide bombers forcing them to hastily detonate their suicide vest.
“The troops recovered 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 magazines with several rounds of ammunition and amongst other items, “it disclosed.
” The troops’ action saved what would have been another evil machination of BHTs ploy to utilize suicide bombing to inflict heavy casualties on soft targets, “the statement further said.