Nigerian troops have been ambushed in a significant calculated assault by Boko Haram terrorists.
The incident occurred after a army operation in Alagarno axis of Borno State.
Boko Haram reportedly used the data supplied by their native collaborators to stage an ambush.
PRNigeria studies that they shot at army logistics vans conveying fuels and ammunitions in the world.
The assault on the vans triggered huge explosions that led to the dying of 47 gallant troops of the Nigerian army.
On Tuesday, Coordinator of Directorate of Defence Media Operations (DDMO), Major General John Enenche, confirmed the incident.
He defined that between 21 and 23 March 2020, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE have been on clearance and combating patrol operation to Gorgi in Borno State which was efficiently achieved.
Enenche stated throughout a consolidation operation, the troops “have been ambushed by parts of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT). Sadly, the Nigerian army suffered some casualties in the unlucky assault.
“However the Air Component of OPERATION LAFIYA DOLE scrambled instantly and supplied Close Air Support to the bottom troops.
“While the Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform as well as the fighter jets engaged the Boko Haram Terrorists immobilising killing some of the terrorists and immobilizing a gun truck. Some others who attempted to withdraw, were also mopped up by the jets in follow-on attacks.”
The Defence Headquarters commiserated with the households of our fallen gallant heroes who paid the supreme value in the course of defending our fatherland.
“We assure Nigerians that the Armed forces and other security agencies in furtherance of the objective of restoring peace and security in the North East and other parts of the country will continue to sustain the offensive against the enemies of our nation”, he stated.