…recover anti aircraft gun barrel, different calibres of ammunition
igerian Army troops of the newly reinvigorated Operation Hadin Kai have thwarted Boko Haram terrorist’s attempt to infiltrate Rann town, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State.
Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director Army Public Relations made this known in a statement on Monday, saying the incident occurred on 1 May 2021.
He stated that the terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that has been enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area took them on a fierce fire fight which lasted about an hour.
“The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifle, hand held communication radio and different calibres of ammunition.
“In a related development, on 2 May 2021, another band of Boko Haram Terrorists on a criminal mission attacked Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno State.
“The terrorists having reached part of the town initially burnt 9 houses and killed some innocent residents before they were engaged by the troops deployed in the area.
“The retreating terrorists went away with various degrees of gun shot injuries while the gallant troops are on their chase. Unfortunately however, 2 personnel paid the supreme price in the resulting encounter,” the statement reads.