Posted by News Express | 9 September 2019 | 2,371 times
Many terrorists over the weekend reportedly met their waterloo during an encounter with Nigerian troops at Gworege village in Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, while others escaped with various degrees of injuries.
Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, said that troops of 22 Brigade/Super Camp Dikwa in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force, Local Vigilantes and Hunters, stormed the village “following credible information from the locals about the presence of terrorists.”
They “conducted a successful raid and clearance operations to Gworege community to clear the village of the crouching terrorists reportedly hibernating in the area.
“The terrorists engaged the troops in a fire fight but had to flee as a result of superior fire power from the troops,” Col. Musa said Sunday in a statement.
He disclosed that troops cordoned and searched the village and recovered the following:
a. 6 x AK 47 Rifles
b. 66 x 7.62 MM ammunition
“No soldier was killed, wounded or missing in action. Unfortunately, a hunter was wounded, is receiving treatment at the 22 Brigade medical Centre in Dikwa, he has been stabilised and is fast recovering,” the Army Spokesman said.
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