The Nigerian Army has announced that Boko Haram terrorists suffered a humiliating defeat in Rann, the headquarters of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State, barely hours into the tenure of the new Chief of Army Staff, Faruk Yahaya.
A statement issued and signed by the Director, Army Public Relations, Mohammed Yerima, on Saturday, May 29, 2021 revealed that the terrorists were defeated when they made an audacious attack on troops of Operation Hadin Kai in Rann in an attempt to infiltrate the main entrance to the town.
According to Yerima, the terrorists came in their numbers mounted on gun trucks but 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.
He further stated that 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.