Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole (OPLD) currently conducting Operation Tura Takaibango has killed 21 Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Geidam, Yobe State, Northeastern Nigeria.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Mohammed Yerima made this known in a statement on Saturday.
Yerima stated that the troops recovered a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs and five chargers.
According to him, over a thousand rounds of different calibres of ammunition, one Commando Mortar Tube, 3 IED blasting devices, tool boxes, communication radios, and cell phones amongst others were also recovered.
He added that the troops are still combing the area for possible discoveries as most of the terrorists escaped with various degrees of injuries from the resultant encounter.
The Army spokesman revealed that the only setbacks on the side of the troops were the injuries sustained by 3 soldiers who were in stable conditions and receiving medical attention in a military facility.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru commended the Theatre Commander and troops of OPLD including the Air Component for this great achievement.
The COAS, however, restated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to ending terrorism and all violent crimes in the North East and other parts of the country.
Attahiru further encouraged the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation Tura Takaibango until this noble goal is attained.