Sunday, October 17, 2021

Three soldiers Injured as troops kill ISWAP terrorists in Borno

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Troops of the Nigerian Army under Operation Hadin Kai have killed several ISWAP Terrorists in Dikwa town of Borno State.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the gallant troops decisively dealt with the terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate the town on Tuesday.

The terrorist elements were said to have mounted five gun trucks, some stayed on bikes while others moved by foot.

They were however met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force.

Three soldiers however sustained various degrees of injuries but have now been stabilised.

Items recovered during the encounter included one gun truck, eight AK 47 rifles, 40 rounds of 7.62mm Special, 39 special ammo, three motorcycles and six magazines.

Troops conducted a mop up exercise yesterday in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters along the terrorists’ withdrawal routes and recovered ammunition belonging to the fleeing terrorists.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya has commended the gallant troops over the feat and charged them to remain resolute and steadfast.

He urged them to maintain the tempo in order to ensure total obliteration of terrorist groups within the North East region.