The Armed Forces of Nigeria on Saturday said that troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO in conjunction with the Air Task Force 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 in Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.”
This was contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, on Saturday, January 16, 2021.
According to him, “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.”
Though the statement was silent on the day of the ambush killing of the terrorists and the destruction and capture of their weapons.
General Onyeuko stated that “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.”