The Nigerian Army has revealed that it killed 105 Boko Haram insurgents during a military opetation at Buni Gari, Gujba Local Government of Yobe State.
A statement signed by the Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sagir Musa, said the attack on the insurgents which took place on Saturday was as a result of credible intelligence received by the Army of the intention of the insurgents to attack Buni Gari community.
Musa said the operation carried out by troops of Sector 2, Operation Lafiya Dole, was led by their Commander, Brig. Gen. Lawrence Araba.
According to the statement, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai was happy with the troops’ massive success as he commended them while visiting wounded soldiers at the Field Ambulance Logistics Base III Damaturu and the Special Forces School, Buni Yadi on Sunday.
“Gen Buratai visited two officers that were wounded in action during the Buni Gari encounter and other soldiers already on admission at the medical facility in Damaturu before proceeding to the Special Forces’ School in Buni Yadi where he and his entourage were briefed on the incident by the Commander, Sector 2 OPLD, Brig Gen Lawrence Araba,” the statement said
“Based on intelligence received about the plan by the terrorists to attack Buni Gari, our troops swiftly intercepted and engaged the criminals in fierce battle that led to the killing of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists as well as the capture of several arms and ammunition from the criminals.
“Initial situation reported that 10 terrorists were neutralized. However, following exploitation by our troops, a total of 105 Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals are confirmed to have met their waterloo as a result of the encounter and some of the pictures are here for you to see,” Brig. Gen. Araba informed Buratai.
The statement also said Buratai promised to continue supporting the troops.