By; AUSTIN OWOICHO, Abuja
The Troops of Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs) 21, on operation LAFIYA DOLE, deployed within the 21 Brigade Nigerian Army Area of Operations, at the early hours Monday 4th September 2017, laid a successful ambush on a suspected Boko Haram terrorists crossing point along Firgi- Banki Junction road, Borno State.
According to a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, the Troops neutralized a large number of the Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gun shot wounds.
The troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 Bicycles, 15 Bags of grains, 17 Gallons of grain, 5 Empty gallons, 6 Cutlasses, a Sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.
It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General TY Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation LAFIYA DOLE, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams (MSTs).
The teams are highly trained and well equipped groups injected into Operation LAFIYA DOLE with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations.