Troops trap terrorists during night ambush, foil bombing operation

Posted by News Express | 30 August 2019 | 880 times

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•Some of the guns recovered from the terrorists

Troops of 26 Task Force Brigade under the auspices of Operation HALAKA DODO, Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE have successfully thwarted attempts by terrorists to plant Improvised Explosive Device (IED) for commuters and troops’ Main Supply Route. “The troops laid an effective night ambush for terrorists in the midst of heavy downpour, encountered the terrorists IED party at Wala crossing point attempting to emplace the lethal device.

“Troops responded swiftly in a fire fight with the terrorists killing 2, while others scampered for their dear lives with likely gunshot wounds under the cover of darkness, according to Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa.

He disclosed in a statement issued on Thursday that the following items were recovered from the criminals:

a. 2 AK 47 riffles

b. 3 magazines

c. 32 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition

d. 4 primed IEDs

Musa noted that “the new concept (Super Camp) in the operational arena has already started yielding results with troops becoming more mobile, agile, robust and unpredictable. Hence, troops continue to dominate the Theatre with mobile patrols, ambushes, deliberate attacks and raids thereby denying the terrorists/criminals freedom of action.”

He said that “already, Acting General Officer Commanding 7 Division and Commander Sector 1, Operation LAFIYA, Brig Gen AK Ibrahim, has commended the troops for their efforts and urged them to sustain the tempo to completely stamp out all vestiges of the terrorists in the area of operation.”

Source: News Express

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