Nigerian Troops of the Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) on Sunday foiled an attempted attack by Boko Haram terrorists.
The Joint Task Force were deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of 152 Battalion, Kumshe in Borno State, Nigeria.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier-General Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Sunday saying the terrorists mounted on four gun trucks and several motorcycles attempted to infiltrate and attack the camp through the northern part of the troops’ deployment but were met with fierce fire by the highly alert troops, resulting in the instant killing of six terrorists.
General Onyema Nwachukwu said the troops, who remained dogged sustained heavy gunfire on the terrorists during the encounter, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in total disarray, leading to the capture of six AK 47 Rifles, one handheld grenade, assorted drugs and other first aid items.
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya has lauded the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that the remnants of terrorists hibernating in the area are completely cleared.