Gallant Troops of 222 Battalion Neutralise BHTs. Reports just reaching us confirmed that troops of 21 Brigade led by the Brigade Commander on a clearance patrol in support of Operation Rainbow were ambushed by BHT Along Maiduguri Bama Axis at about 11 am 16 Sep 2018.
There was a serious exchange of gunfire. The gallant troops of 222 battalions were reportedly high on morale as a result of the just concluded assurance visit to the theatre of operation by the COAS Lt Gen TY Buratai and they successfully cleared the ambush and neutralized the terrorists.
As a result, 1 GPMG and 2 AK 47 and several rounds of ammunition belonging to the terrorist were recovered.
As at the time of filing this report, troops were still exploiting the general areas in search of some BHT’s who escaped with gunshot wounds.