Troops of the 192 Battalion of the Nigerian Army taking part in the Operation Lafiya Dole have recorded a major success in the fight against the Boko Haram terrorists in Gwoza, Borno state. This feat was achieved in conjunction with officials of the Civilian JTF.
According to a statement by Colonel Ado Isa, the deputy director of Army public relations, 7 Division/Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, the soldiers while on patrol along Gwoza-Yamteke on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, “came across some Boko Haram terrorists attempting to infiltrate the general area. On sighting the troops, the terrorists opened fire on them, which lead to a heavy exchange of fire.
“The gallant troops applied superior fighting skills and overpowered the terrorists and neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists including Adamu Rugu Rugu a very notorious terrorist, an indegene of Gwoza town, who had been troubling the law abiding citizens of Gwoza and its environment for many years
“The gallant troops also recovered two machine guns and two AK-47 rifles,” the statement said. It was learnt that when the news of the death of Rugu Rugu filtered into the town, the residents of Gwoza trooped out jubilating and commending the military. They also urged the security operatives to clear more of such terrorists wherever they might be. “Impressed by their performance, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, who is also Commamder Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, commended the troops for the gallant efforts.