Troops of 21 Brigade and rugged team of Armed Forces Special Forces (AFSF) on Operation Crackdown inside Sambisa forest while on harbour for refitting, came under Boko Haram terrorists attack at about 1.45am this morning, the Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, has said.
According to his statement, the “gallant troops successfully repelled the attack”.
The statement added:
“They further followed up with mopping up operations of the general area before advancing. They also recovered 2 corpses of the attackers and the following items; 2 AK-47 rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) bombs, 5 rifle magazines, mortar bombs and a belts of Machine Gun rounds.
The statement however, “unfortunately” noted that “5 soldiers were wounded in action as a result of mortar fired into the harbour area by the Boko Haram terrorists. The wounded soldiers have been evacuated to the rear for treatment”.
Despite this incident, “the morale of the gallant troops remains very high as they are determined to successfully clear Boko Haram terrorists” the statement maintained.