Troops pursue ISWAP fighters in Republic of Niger, soldiers and terrorists killed


The Nigerian military said troops from Joint Task Force 2 Northeast, Operation Hadin Kai, neutralized two Islamic State West Africa / Boko Haram insurgents during a raid. counterattack on Sunday.

The military said terrorists attempted to gain access to the Babangida community in the Tarmuwa local government area in Yobe state to loot for resupply, but were driven back by troops.

A statement issued Monday by the director of public relations of the army, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the counterattack by the troops forced the terrorists to withdraw, adding that two of the insurgents were killed and several have been hurt.

The statement was titled “Troops Neutralize Two Insurgents in Babangida, Capture Weapons.”

He said: “The insurgents made futile efforts to infiltrate and plunder the community, but were faced with a fierce counterattack from vigilant troops, forcing them to retreat in disarray, leaving traces of blood on them. their route as they fled.

“In addition to inflicting casualties on the insurgents, the valiant troops also captured one BHT / ISWAP Heckler and Koch 21 cannon, three AK 47 rifle magazines, 213 7.62mm links and two grenades. Further exploitation by the troops is still in progress.

Soldiers push back insurgents in Sokoto and suffer casualties

Additionally, Operation Hadarin Daji troops, in collaboration with other security agencies, repelled an attack on Burkusuma Forward Operating Base in the Sabon Birni Local Government Area in Sokoto State. by suspected Islamic states for terrorists and bandits in the West African province.

The incident allegedly took place in the early hours of Sunday.

According to a statement by the Director of Defense Information, Major General Benjamin Sawyerr, the main troops were carrying out offensive operations when bandits and terrorists struck, but quick reinforcements helped push back the attack.

He noted that dozens of attackers were killed and several wounded, adding that troops pursued others who fled to the Republic of Niger.

He said the attackers used the telecommunications network provided by the neighboring country.

However, he confirmed that there were some casualties recorded by Nigerian troops during the meeting.

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