The Nigerian Army has claimed fresh success against insurgents who were successfully repelledwhen they attacked by the 212 Tank Battalion at Gajigana in Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
The development came barely two days after troops repelled a similar attack by insurgents on troops’ location at Goniri in Yobe State, the General Officer Commanding, GOC, 7 Division and Commander, Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier-General Bulama Biu disclosed while addressing newsmen at the scene of the attack.
Biu disclosed that the insurgents on gun trucks attempted to infiltrate the troops’ location on Wednesday night, adding that they met stiff resistance by the troops.
He explained that the troops with support of the Nigeria Air Force engaged the insurgents in fierce battle and repelled the attack. The insurgegents suffered casualty and lost ammunitions.
The commander added that the army had initiated a new operation code named ‘Halaka Dodo’, to rout out remnants of the insurgents hibernating at Gwoza-Mandara Mountains, Lake Chad basin and northern part of the state.
Biu warned people in the region against collaborating and supplying logistics to the insurgents, noting that the action is undermining the nation and efforts of the military to end insurgency and restore peace to the North-East.
He also called on the insurgents still in the bush to surrender, stressing that the army is ready to flush them out of their enclaves.
The commander conveyed the commendation of the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai to the troops over their gallantry and professionalism in defeating the insurgents and discharging their constitutional mandate.