Troops of Operation HADIN KAI has foiled attempts by Boko Haram insurgents to attack communities on outskirts of Maiduguri the Borno State capital.
A statement by Director Army Public Relations Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima says the attackers tried advancing to attack soft targets along Jiddari Polo but were countered by combined gallant troops in conjuction with the Nigerian Police, Youth Vigilante and hunters leading to terrorists withdrawal .
Following a hot pursuit by troops, heavy casualty was inflicted on the terrorists as nine of them were neutralized while many escaped with gunshot wounds.
According to the statement One Buffalo Gun Truck, three motorcycles, three Browning Machine Guns, a Rocket Propelled Gun and four AK 47 rifles were recovered from the terrorists in addition to one IED and other items.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Ibrahim Attahiru commended the gallantry of troops and urged them to keep up the tempo of the counter insurgency operations.