Troops save communities in distress from insurgents attack
The Defence Headquarters yesterday said a timely distress call saved communities under attack by terrorists around the Lake Chad area in Borno state.
The insurgents said to be heavily armed and in search of food, scampered for safety on sensing the approach of troops before they could carry out their mission, a statement by Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade said yesterday.
He added that, “the troops of the Multi-National Joint Task Force on patrol of the area have so far recovered some arms and ammunition left behind by fleeing terrorists.”
He said: “Encounters resulting from air and land strikes and an ambush of troops on patrols in the area have resulted in the death of scores of terrorists and loss of five soldiers including an officer.”