AHMED MARI, Maiduguri
The troops of Operation Lafiya Dole of the Nigerian Army have successfully repelled Boko Haram on Zari village of Guzamala local government area of Borno State, killing scores of insurgents.
The Operation Lafiya Dole in a statement issued by its spokesman, Col Nwachukwu Onyema, said “the troops of 2 Division task force battalion conducting Counter Insurgency Operations in North Eastern Nigeria, have successfully routed Boko Haram insurgents in an encounter that ensued yesterday evening at Zari village in Guzamala Local Government Area of Borno state. ”
It said “the insurgents were on rampage to loot the community and extort money from villagers but met with a fierce resistance by the Land troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, who were closely supported from the air by troops of the Air Task Force. During the fire fight, overwhelming volume of fire was unleashed on the insurgents from both the air and ground troops, neutralising several Boko Haram fighters and weapons.”
Col Onyrma stated that Zari village and the surrounding communities have been stabilized and normalcy restored, adding that he Land troops have also been reinforced to conduct more robust fighting patrol in the general area.
The Army urged people of Guzamala and Mobar communities and indeed the entire people of the state to remain calm, resilient and supportive Operation Lafiya Dole troops as they relentlessly fight terrorism and insurgency in the North East.
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