The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), on Sunday, foiled an attack by Boko Haram insurgents and neutralised scores of the terrorists in Kumshe town, in Borno state.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday, in Abuja.
Nwachukwu said the troops deployed at the Forward Operational Base (FOB) of the 152 Battalion, Kumshe, gallantly dealt with the terrorists, who were on a suicidal infiltration attempt into the camp.
He said that 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 met fierce fire from the highly alert troops, resulting in the killing of six of them.
“The troops, who remained dogged and sustained heavy gun fire on the terrorists during the encounter, routed and forced the terrorists to flee in total disarray.
“They captured six AK 47 Rifles, one hand held grenade, assorted drugs and other First Aid items.
Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has lauded the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit.
“He urged them to sustain the momentum and ensure that the remnants of terrorists hibernating in the area are completely cleared,” Nwachukwu said. (NAN)