25 Boko Haram terrorists killed in Marte, Borno state

Troops of `Operation Tura Takaibango’ have killed 25 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa communities of Marte Local Government Area, Borno State.

Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima said in a statement on Wednesday March 10, that troops recovered cache of arms and ammunition during the clearance operation.

Two Browny Machine Gun, 20 AK47 Rifles, five FN Rifles, two 60mm Motar Tube and two General Purpose Machine Guns were recovered by the troops during the operation conducted on Tuesday March 9 by the combined troops of Sector I, Operation Lafiya Dole and 402 Special Forces Brigade.

Yerima said; 

 “Other weapons captured during the operation also include three Anti Aircraft Guns, two Automatic Grenade Launchers, two gun trucks and one CJTF Hilux amongst others.

“The troops not swayed by the success project further to ensure no elements of the terrorists were left within the area.’’

He also disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru has instructed the troops not relent in their new offensive against the terrorists.