Troops Kill Top Boko Haram Commander in Borno

A top commander of the Boko Haram, Adamu Rugu Rugu, said to be reasonable for the deaths of several people, has been killed by troops of Operation Lafiya Dole.
This reportedly caused jubilation in Gwoza as many of the residents tasked the soldiers to do more to eliminate the entire members of the insurgents.
Troops of the 192 Battalion were said to have eliminated the die-hard Boko Haram member.
The feat was said to have been achieved in conjunction with officials of the Civilian JTF.
In a statement by Colonel Ado Isa, the Deputy Director of Army Public Relations, 7 Division/Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, said the soldiers while on patrol along Gwoza-Yamteke on Wednesday, January 30, 2019, “came across some Boko Haram terrorists attempting to infiltrate the general area. On sighting the troops, the terrorists opened fire on them, which lead to a heavy exchange of fire.
“The gallant troops applied superior fighting skills and overpowered the terrorists and neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists, including Adamu Rugu Rugu a very notorious terrorist, an indegene of Gwoza town, who had been troubling the law abiding citizens of Gwoza and its environment for many years.
“The gallant troops also recovered two machine guns and two AK-47 rifles,” the statement said.
It was learnt that when the news of the death of Rugu Rugu filtered into the town, the residents of Gwoza trooped out jubilating and commending the military.
They also urged the security operatives to clear more of such terrorists wherever they might be.
“Impressed by their performance, the General Officer Commanding 7 Division, who is also Commamder Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, commended the troops for the gallant efforts.
“In a related development, troops of 152 Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, on Thursday, January 31, while on patrol and based on credible information, ambushed suspected Boko Haram terrorists along Kumshe-Usmanari road. During the ambush they neutralised one Boko Haram terrorist, while two of his accomplices escaped with gunshot wounds. “Similarly, troops of 195 Battalion, Operation Lafiya Dole, in conjunction with Police Mobile Force and Civilian JTF, while on cordon and search operation today at Umalari general area, arrested a suspected Boko Haram terrorist, named Mohammed Maina.
“He was found to be in possession of military kits and Mobile Police Force uniform. He has since been handed over to 7 Military Intelligence Brigade for further interrogation,” the statement said.

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