An attempt by Boko Haram terrorists to attack Nigerian Army’s blocking position early this morning in Gwoza, Borno state has been repelled by the troops.
According to a statement by the Nigerian army sent to Naij.com, the encounter which started at about 5.00am today, November 13, lasted for almost two hours.
Although details are still being collated, s 7 terrorists were gunned down and the following weapons recovered; 1 Toyota Hilux vehicle, 11 AK-47 rifles, 1 shilka gun, 1 rocket propelled grenade tube, 6 hand grenades. Others include several rounds of shilka gun and machine gun ammunition.
Presently, troops are on hot pursuit of the attackers into Sambisa forest with a view to eliminate all of them while the Nigerian Air Force is bombarding their locations through aerial attacks.
It will be recalled that the Boko Haram terrorists ability as a coherent fighting force has been degraded over time by troops through relentless attacks, patrols and aerial bombardments.
See photos below from the operation below (Source: Daily Post)
Recently, the wife of a Boko Haram leader was reportedly arrested by the Nigerian troops and she has been helping them with vital information as regards how to capture more of the insurgents.
Meanwhile, the National Orientation Agency (NOA) has warned Nigerians in the South west region that terror attacks are imminent in the region.