Nigerian troops have eliminated 31 Boko Haram millitants ,and wrecked nine gun vehicles utilized by the terrorists in Askira Uba town, Borno State,on Wednesday.
It was gathered that troops of 28 Task Force Brigade, in Chibok Local Government Area, searched, and traced the terrorists’ lairs,while the Nigerian Air Force aircraft bombarded the Boko Haram gun trucks,and the ground troops pursued fleeing terrorists for elimination.
“Aircraft were scrambled from Yola and Maiduguri within minutes after ground troops sent the signal.
“For the first time in years, the speed of response between the air taskforce and ground troops is unprecedented,” a military source stated.
However, Senator Ali Ndume (APC – Borno), who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Army said he was thrilled about the troops’ current feats. He applauded the men of the Armed Forces, stating that people are now positive about the Army’s instantaneous reaction to circumstances.