Troops kill six suspected terrorists in Borno

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As many as six suspected members of Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa have been killed by Nigerian army troops.

The troops, operating under the auspices of Joint Task Force Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai, neutralized four terrorists on Wednesday, troops from the 195 Battalion, Sector 1, in collaboration with elements of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Dusman -Muna Garage, Borno.

The director of relations with the army, Onyema Nwachukwu, revealed this in a statement Thursday.

He said four AK-47 rifles and four magazines, each loaded with 30 7.62mm (special) rounds, among others, were recovered from the terrorists.

The statement was titled “Operation Hadin Kai: Troops Eliminate Six ISWAP Terrorists”.

He said in part: “Terrorists spying along the Damboa-Bulabulin-Maiduguri road encountered a combat patrol team in Kukawa and were neutralized in the ensuing shootout with the troops.

On further exploitation after the encounter, the valiant troops recovered from the terrorists four AK 47 rifles and four magazines, each loaded with 30 7.62mm (special) rounds.

“In a separate operation, troops of the 195 Battalion, Sector 1 OPHK in conjunction with elements of the Civilian Joint Task Force in Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno State eliminated two ISWAP terrorists in an ambush conducted along Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno State. ‘an identified crossing point for ISWAP terrorists in the village of Musari.

“The troops also captured and destroyed an ISWAP logistics vehicle carrying general cargo and contraband items belonging to members of the terrorist group. The items recovered by the troops from the terrorist vehicle are two bags of hemp (Cannabis Sativa), 2 bags of detergent, 120 packs of mosquito coils, 12 mosquito nets and five textiles.

The other items recovered are two bicycles, two bags of beans, a bag of corn and a certain amount of fish. ”

He said Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya praised the troops for their operational exploits, urging them to maintain an aggressive posture in order to root terrorists out of their enclaves.


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