The ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force Operation Lafiya Dole, have successfully repelled attacks on Monguno, Borno State, by insurgents.
They reportedly inflicted heavy casualties on the Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa terrorists who attempted to breach the town on Saturday.
During the combined counter-attack and munition delivery by the Air Task Force and ground troops, the Army said 20 insurgents were neutralised and four of their gun trucks destroyed.
The troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, commended the troops in a statement on Sunday.
It said, “The high command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the land component and Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole for the dexterity and professionalism exhibited during this operation.
“The troops are further encouraged to remain resolute and decisive in their ground and air offensives in the theatre.”