Operation Lafiya Dole “have effectively destroyed 7 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists’ gun trucks and decimated several unconfirmed number of the terrorists when they attempted to attack their location at the outskirts of Marte.

“The gallant troops, based on reliable information about the attack, had positioned themselves in an ambush site where they tactically withdrew to and awaited the arrival of the terrorists before they opened fire, which led to fierce battle that resulted in the successes recorded as indicated above.

The troops are still engaged in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists for further exploitation. Further details of interest to members of the public will be communicated later,” the statement read.

A similar attack had taken place on the battalion on June 1, 2020, which later relocated to Dikwa and returned to Marte after the brigade was sent there. During last year’s assault, 18 soldiers who went missing are yet to be accounted for while the decomposed corpses of three soldiers were later recovered.

Culled from Defense News Nigeria

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