Boko Haram

Army kills over 105 Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State

Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, the Chief of Army Staff

The Nigerian Army has reported the killing of about 105 Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State.

Troops of the Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, repelled the terrorists after they attempted to attack a community known as Buni Gari in Yobe State on Saturday.

The Nigerian Army in a statement issued on Sunday by Col. Sagir Musa, the Director Army Public Relations, said that the Sector 2 Commander, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Araba, briefed the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratia, on the operation.

“Following aggressive follow-up and exploitation operation carried out by troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, it is now confirmed that a total of 105 Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists were neutralised during the Buni Gari encounter.

 “Initial situation report reported that 10 terrorists were neutralised. However, following exploitation by our troops, 105 Boko Haram and ISWAP criminals are confirmed to have met their waterloo as a result of the encounter,” the army spokesman stated, adding that weapons including AK-47 rifles, Duska anti-aircraft gun, PKT gun, two handheld radio were recovered from the terrorists.

COAS commended the troops for the success of the operation.

Buratai had since moved to Borno State, North-East Nigeria, to lead the fight against the deadly terrorist group.

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