BY SEYIFUNMI LUMEKO
Director, Nigeria Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, said on Saturday that ten suspected Boko Haram members were killed in an attempted attack on the troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Rann, Borno State.
He added that the troops also destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles neutralising 10 terrorists in the process.
According to him, the terrorists had come with their gun trucks and attempted to assess the main entrance of the town but were repelled by the troops.
Statement: ‘Boko Haram suffers humiliating defeat in Rann,’ read, “Barely hours into the tenure of the Chief of Army Staff, Gen Faruk Yahaya, Boko Haram terrorists attempted an audacious attack on troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Rann the headquarters of Kala Balge Local Government Area of Borno State.
”The terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.
“The highly spirited troops were right on hand to counter the move and inflicted a humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels.
“Troops successfully destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti-aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles neutralising ten terrorists in the process.”