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Nigerian Troops Decimate 105 Boko Haram Members At Buni Gari, Buratai Reacts

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Troops of Sector 2, Operation LAFIYA Dole, on Saturday killed a total of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists during an encounter at Buni Gari, Yobe State.

The troops who were acting on intelligence reports, attacked the terrorists who were on their way to Buni Gari, in Yobe state to carry out another attack on the community.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, who was at Yobe for first hand assessment, congratulated the troops on their resilience.

According to the Commander of Sector 2 OPLD, Brig Gen Lawrence Arabia, who was on hand to brief Buratai and his entourage on Sunday.

Buratai who applauded the troops for their gallantry and resilience, also visited injured soldiers at the Field Ambulance Logistics Base 3, Damaturu, and Special Forces’ School in Buni Yadi on Sunday.

Brig Gen Arabia informed him that the recent success was as a result of intelligence report, which revealed plans by Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists to attack the Yobe community village.

“Based on intelligence received about the plan by the terrorists to attack Buni Gari, our troops swiftly intercepted and engaged the criminals in fierce battle that led to the killing of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists as well as the capture of several arms and ammunition from the criminals,” he said.

Adding that, “Initial situation report reported that 10 terrorists were neutralized. However, following exploitation by our troops, a total of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals were confirmed to have met their waterloo as a result of the encounter.”

Boko Haram Terrorists At Buni Gari
Speaking further, Arabia disclosed that items captured from the terrorists include five AK-47 rifles, three GPMG, one Duska anti-aircraft gun, one PKT gun, two handheld radio, while one gun truck was destroyed.

He added that several ammunition and ammunition links, two hand grenades, two magazines with ammunition and assorted hard drugs were among items seized from the terrorists.

More so, Buratai assured the troops of necessary support, charging them to upscale the momentum to ensure the defeat of terrorism very soon.