Troops of 22 Brigade Dikwa under 7 Division of Operation LAFIA DOLE in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force on Monday 7th August 2017, ambushed suspected members of Boko Haram terrorists between Bulabirin and Mongole villages of Dikwa Local Government Area in Borno State.
During an encounter, the troops neutralized 6 terrorists, while several others sustained various bullet wounds. Troops also recovered 6 Bicycles, 3 Dane guns and 1 Machete from the terrorists.
The Nigerian Army will sustain the clearance operation until unrepentant terrorists are eliminated from the shores of Nigeria.
In furtherance of operations to completely defeat the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHT) Organization, on 7 August 2017, the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Component of Operation LAFIYA DOLE conducted an Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) mission over Parisu, in the Sambisa general area. During the ISR mission, a large group of Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) was seen converging under a tree close to a prominent zinc-roofed structure. Part of the structure was concealed by the foliage of a tree, making it a seemingly unobtrusive gathering point for the terrorists. A confirmatory ISR mission indicated that the structure was indeed a BHT hideout, housing a large number of terrorists. Accordingly, on 8 August 2017, the Air Component detailed four fighter jets namely one F-7Ni and 3 Alpha Jet aircraft to strike the target in succession. The first and second bomb strikes completely destroyed the building while the third aircraft strafed some fleeing insurgents. The fourth attack was re-directed to a close by building, where BHT activity was also noticed. Subsequent Battle Damage Assessment revealed that the BHT hideout was completely reduced to rubble and several BHTs were killed while some of them were seen evacuating the casualties.