Troops Neutralise Terrorists, Buries Gallant Soldiers

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Troops of 27 Task Force Brigade deployed at Buni Gari have arrested another suspected Boko Haram terrorist, Isah Garba aged 20 years while on perimeter patrol on 25th June 2017. A preliminary investigation was initially difficult as he was found to be under influence of heavy dosage of drugs. He has since stabilised and making a useful statement.

Troops of 29 Task Force Brigade while on patrol on 28th June 2017, along Wajiro-Mallam Kuramti cattle route, discovered an IED planted by suspected Boko Haram terrorists. The EOD team safely removed and detonated it.

Also on the same day, at about 3.30pm, troops of 151 Battalion of 21 Brigade on patrol to Mayanti Village were ambushed by suspected elements of Boko Haram terrorists. The troops successfully cleared the ambush by neutralising some of the terrorists, while a reinforcement was immediately dispatched to mop up the general area. The team recovered a 60mm Commando Mortar Bomb, 13 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition and 51 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition.

The remains of two gallant soldiers that paid the supreme price on Saturday 17th June 2017, along Damboa-Biu road in Borno State, 11NA/66/10788 Lance Corporal Auwal Halliru and 15NA/73/0188 Private Halilu Aliyu of 254 Task Force Battalion were buried according to Islamic religious rites at the Gombe military ceremony.

Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman
Director Army Public Relations

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