Three troopers hooked up to the Nigerian Military troops of the 119 Battalion and 133 Particular Forces Battalion within the Operation Lafiya Dole had been killed on Saturday within the Kukawa Native Authorities Space of Borno State, after Boko Haram insurgents attacked the navy base.
Our correspondent learnt that troops additionally shot lifeless 10 Boko Haram members with the help of the Nigerian Air Power Intelligence and Reconnaissance planes across the shores of the Lake Chad.
It was learnt that the Boko Haram members attacked the troops, however had been repelled and within the course of, the insurgents had been killed and a number of other others injured.
The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Sani Usman, who confirmed the casualty determine, mentioned the troops recovered one Pulemyot Kalashnkova Machine (PKM) Gun, with sixty seven rounds of ammunition, one AK-forty seven Riffle with 18 rounds of ammunition, two AK-Rifle prime covers and three dane weapons with one cartridge.
He mentioned, “Different objects recovered included a handheld Motorola radio, an antenna, a duplicate of the Holy Quran and Boko Haram terrorists flag. Sadly, three troopers paid the supreme worth in the midst of the encounter, whereas 27 troopers sustained varied levels of accidents. The our bodies of the troopers and people injured have since been evacuated for therapy.
“The troops have continued to path the terrorists that escaped with gunshot wounds. They’ve additionally intensified vigilance and they’re making concerted efforts to clear the remnants of the terrorists in varied nooks and crannies.”
In the meantime, the military mentioned it had begun the courtroom-martial course of for troopers discovered to be sympathisers and collaborators of Boko Haram insurgents within the North-East.
The court docket-martial course of would normally result in a dismissal.
The military spokesman, Usman, said this in an interview, including that the civilians among the many collaborators can be tried in a court docket of regulation.
He mentioned, “The military is progressing in its duty to root out Boko Haram terrorists within the north-jap area. On the arrest of a Borno State native authorities chairman and a vice-chairman, investigation continues to be ongoing.
“Earlier than the arrest of those gents, there had been earlier arrests of Boko Haram suppliers and collaborators to the purpose that a few of them, even navy personnel, have been nabbed for cattle rustling as a method of funding Boko Haram terrorists. Investigation is ongoing.
“People who ought to be subjected to navy legal guidelines are present process the method of eventual courtroom-martial, whereas those that are civilians are being taken care of by different organs within the society liable for such prosecution.
“We’ve got a joint investigation centre comprising of the military and different safety companies. I can not converse for the centre, however I can guarantee you that every one the Boko Haram sympathisers are being investigated.”
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