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Boko Haram/ISWAP: Troops eliminate 12 terrorists in Borno

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The Nigerian Military has disclosed that the land and air elements of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have eradicated 12 terrorists of Boko Haram/Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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The Director, Military Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed that the terrorists have been eradicated in Bula Yobe space of Borno.

An announcement on Monday in Abuja by Nwachukwu, mentioned that troops of 152 Activity Pressure Battalion together with Air Element, eradicated the terrorists on Sunday whereas trying to infiltrate the Ahead Operational Base at Bula Yobe.

He mentioned the terrorists, who got here mounted on gun vans and several other bikes attacked the situation by an unsuspected crossing level, however have been met with heavy hearth from the vigilant troops, NAN stories.

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In line with him, the land troops, of their traditional dexterity, swiftly and decisively engaged the terrorists, subsequently forcing them to retreat, having misplaced initiative.

“The troops sustained the fireplace battle and efficiently neutralised 12 terrorists, with a number of others fleeing with gun shot wounds.

“The troops gallantly captured one gun truck, one Self Propelled Gun-9, one Dushika gun and one mounted QJC machine gun.

“Different gadgets captured are one mild machine gun and 5 AK 47 rifles,” he mentioned.

Nwachukwu disclosed that two troopers paid the supreme sacrifice, whereas 5 others sustained various levels of harm throughout the encounter.

He mentioned the wounded troopers have been evacuated to a medical facility for medical consideration.

He added that the overall space inside FOB Bula Yobe was presently beneath the management of troops whereas additional exploitation by the resilient troops was ongoing.

In line with him, the Chief of Military Employees, Maj.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has lauded the Land troops and the Air Element for his or her collaboration and fast response, which is in tandem with the continuing rejigging of the counter-terrorism counter-insurgency operations within the North East.

“He charged the troops to take care of the tempo and vehemently maintain their floor, to disclaim the terrorists freedom of motion,” Nwachukwu mentioned.

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