The soldiers were killed why repelling Boko Haram Terrorists attacked on Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno State, on the 2nd of May 2021.
Army Public Relations Officer, Brigadier General, Mohammed Yerima, on the 3rd of May 2021 reveal in a statement that the terrorist try to take over Rann Town, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State on 1 May 2021, but were Repel by the soldiers.
He said in statement title boko Haram terrorist attempted infiltration into Rann Block,
Read "Nigerian Army Troops of the newly reinvigorated Operation Hadin Kai, successfully thwarted Boko Haram Terrorist's attempt to infiltrate into Rann Town, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State on 1 May 2021. The terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that has been enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area took them on a fierce fire fight which lasted about an hour. The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifle, hand held communication radio and different calibres of ammunition.
In a related development, on 2 May 2021, another band of Boko Haram Terrorists on a criminal mission attacked Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno State. The terrorists having reached part of the town initially burnt 9 houses and killed some innocent residents before they were engaged by the troops deployed in the area. The retreating terrorists went away with various degrees of gun shot injuries while the gallant troops are on their chase. Unfortunately however, 2 personnel paid the supreme price in the resulting encounter.
The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the troops for their resilience and determination to keep their areas free of terrorists activities. He further charged them to sustain the renewed vigour in discharging their duties."NaijaBlog.ng