Troops of Operation Fireplace Ball have neutralised seventy-five Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in numerous operations performed between twenty eighth September and thirty first October, 2020.
Brigadier Normal Benard Onyeuko, Appearing Director Defence Media Operation disclosed this Tuesday on the Nigerian Military Particular Tremendous Camp One Ngamdu, Borno State.
He mentioned Operation Fireplace Ball is a subsidiary operation beneath Operation Lafiya Dole meant to clear the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists from their recognized enclaves within the North East area.
He additionally famous that the Operation has recorded large successes throughout the quick interval from its existence with the final week of the previous month proving to be the deadliest in opposition to the criminals.
“The troops within the numerous Sectors of the Theatre have continued to hold out their duties relentlessly.
“The successes up to now achieved wouldn’t have been attainable with out the sacrifice, dedication and gallantry exhibited by the well-motivated troops a few of whom have paid the supreme sacrifice.
“Inside this era, the troops have carried out aggressive clearance operations, ambushes, sturdy day and evening patrols with a purpose to lastly decimate the remnants of the Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals.
“Consequently, on account of the aggressive offensive motion carried out by the troops, a number of terrorists components have been neutralized as massive variety of their tools had been captured whereas some had been equally”, he said.
In response to Onyeuku, other than neutralizing 75 Boko Haram terrorists, 4 gun vans, 1 Bedford truck, 3 anti and plane weapons belonging to the terrorists had been destroyed, whereas 6 gun vans, 4 anti-aircraft weapons, 1 PKT gun, 4 general-purpose machine weapons, 1 computerized grenade launcher, 1 dushka gun, 1 gentle machine gun, 48 AK 47 rifles, 1 regionally made pistol and 10 AK 47 magazines had been additionally recovered through the operation.
“Moreover, massive cache of ammunition had been captured additionally. This consists of: 1 x 36 Hand Grenade, 567 rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition, 448 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 50 x Rocket Propelled Grenade bombs, 17 regionally manufactured rounds, 3 shells for making Improvised Explosive Machine, 1 x Smoke Grenade and a pair of x belts of PKT rounds. Different assorted non-lethal gadgets had been additionally captured from the criminals”, Oyeuko mentioned.
He, nevertheless, revealed that one officer and two gallant troopers paid the supreme value, whereas 4 different troopers had been wounded in motion over the interval and have been evacuated to a medical facility and presently responding to remedy.