The Defence Headquarters says ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE have inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to attack Monguno Town in Borno State.
Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations who made this known in a statement on Sunday, said the incident happened on Saturday.
Enenche said that 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were neutralized and four gun trucks were destroyed during the attack.
He said that troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
The statement read: “The Ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE successfully repelled an attack on Monguno town and inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram /Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to breach Munguno Town in Borno State on Saturday, 13 June 2020.
During the combined brave Sector 3 counter-attack and precise ISR and munitions delivery by the Air Task Force, twenty Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters were neutralized and four of their gun trucks destroyed. The troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the Land component and Air Task Force of Operation LAFIYA DOLE for the dexterity and professionalism exhibited during this operation.”