In continuation of the fight to rout the remnants of the Insurgents in the North East, troops of Sector 3, Operation LAFIYA DOLE deployed in Mallam Fatori, on Thursday 7 February 2019 at about 6:00 am neutralised and wounded several members of the Boko Haram Insurgents during a fire fight.
The Insurgents who were lured from their hide out in Tumbun Gini to a place very close to the defensive location of own troops ,
came with 10 gun trucks and motocycles .
During the fire fight the Insurgents were overpowered and several of them neutralised. Some who tried to escape with 3 gun trucks to the Tumbus were given hot pursuit and many more killed by the Nigeria Air force.
2. A cache of arms and ammunitions including an Anti Aircraft Gun, AK 47 Rifles, Rocket propelled Grenade Tubes, bombs and chargers were recovered from the terrorists. Other items recovered included various some quantities of 12.7 millimetre ammunitions, 7.62 millimetre ammunitions, magazines, links and Bandolier jackets.
3. This is the second time within 5 days that troops of Sector 3 Operation LAFIYA DOLE gave the Boko Haram Insurgents a bloody nose. First was on 2 February 2019 at the same location where the Insurgents suffered heavy casualties.