The Troops of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) 21, on operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed within the 21 Brigade Nigerian Army Area of Operations, in the early hours of Monday, laid a successful ambush on a suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point along Firgi- Banki Junction road, Borno State.
The Troops neutralized a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gunshot wounds, a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman said.
“The troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 Bicycles, 15 Bags of grains, 17 Gallons of grain, 5 Empty gallons, 6 Cutlasses, a Sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General TY Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major-General Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs).
“The teams are highly trained and well-equipped groups injected into Operation LAFIYA DOLE with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations,” Kukasheka explained.