Army repels Boko Haram attack in Izza
Written by Morenike Adebayo on May 5, 2016
And the Boko Haram terrorists on Wednesday evening attacked Nigerian troops involved in the clearance and rescue operations in Sambisa forest nicknamed Operation Crack Down, while on harbour.
According to Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Usman, the terrorists came in five Toyota Hilux vehicles mounted with Anti-Aircraft guns which they fired along with eighty-one-mm mortar.
The alert troops however rose to the occasion and repelled the attack, pursuing the terrorists as they withdrew in disarray towards the river line of Izza-Mainyakare axis. The attack lasted for about forty minutes without any casualty on the Nigerian troop’s side while an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram terrorists were killed.
The Army says its troops have maintained highest level alertness and vigilance at the harbour area and they would further exploit and continue with the clearance operation