Squaddies foil terror assault on energy set up in Yobe

Troops of the Nigerian Military deployed for counter-terrorism operations in Yobe Shape have thwarted an assault by means of Boko Haram terrorists on high-tension electrical pylons within the circumstance.

Assaults on electrical energy infrastructure had been at the stand just lately, inflicting a power failure within the affected boxes.

3 electrical energy towers, T193, T194 and T195, had been destroyed on December 28, 2023, by means of terrorists who worn improvised explosive units in Borno Shape.

In June 2024, two towers, T193 and T194, alongside the 330 kilovolts unmarried circuit transmission sequence had been destroyed by means of vandals in Borno Shape.

Anxious by means of the assaults, the Federal Executive expressed its want to determine “energy rangers “ to offer protection to energy infrastructure around the nation.

However in Kasesa village in Yobe Shape, troops avoided any other assault at the family’s electrical energy infrastructure.

In a remark on Sunday posted on X, the Military mentioned the troops, in collaboration with hunters, following credible judgement ambushed the terrorists on their technique to harm the infrastructure.

The Military mentioned, “Troops of the Nigerian Military deployed for counter-terrorism operations in Yobe Shape, in collaboration with native hunters’ staff, have thwarted an effort by means of ISWAP/ Boko Haram terrorists to spoil elevated stress electrical pylons alike Kasesa Village on the outskirts of Damaturu the town.

“The troops, acting on credible intelligence, laid ambush for the terrorists and intercepted them while en route to the pylons in a suspicious vehicle. A fierce firefight ensued, as the troops engaged the terrorists, forcing them to abandon their vehicle and flee with gunshot wounds.”

The Military mentioned a complete of 8 IEDs had been recovered from the terrorists later the operation.

“Upon looking out the car, the troops found out 8 improvised explosive units (IEDs) with detonating cords, at the side of a business take a look at card belonging to 1 Emmanuel Adamu.

“The quick and decisive action of the troops and hunters prevented a potential catastrophe and safeguarded the electricity infrastructure in the region. The successful operation is a clear pointer to the dedication and vigilance of the security forces in combating terrorism and ensuring the safety of the local communities in Yobe State,” the remark added.

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