The Nigerian Army, barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya dealt with Boko Haram terrorists as they suffered a humiliating defeat in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State.
This information is contained in a statement issued by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima, Director, Army Public Relations, on Saturday, May 2, 2021.
According to the statement, this follows the attempt by the terrorists in their numbers to infiltrate the main entrance into the town, mounted on gun trucks.
The statement reads: “Barely hours into the tenure of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Faruk Yahaya, Boko Haram Terrorists attempted an audacious attack on troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Rann the Headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State.
“The terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.
“The highly spirited troops were right on hand to counter the move and inflicted humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their evil mission and took to their heels.
“The troops chased the retreating terrorist and ensured there was no further threat to the town and its residents.
“Troops successfully destroyed one of the gun trucks and recovered multiple weapons including one anti aircraft gun, two machine guns and eight AK-47 rifles neutralising ten terrorists in the process”.