Barely hours into the tenure of the Chief of Army Staff Gen Farouk 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.
A statement from the Spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the terrorists group came in their numbers on mounted gun trucks and attempted to infiltrate the main entrance into Rann.
Statement said troops of Nigerian Army in the north east countered the move and inflicted humiliating defeat on the terrorists who abandoned their 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.”