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Air Component, Land Troops Neutralise Six Boko Haram Terrorists in Banki

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
17 October 2022   |   5:25 pm
The Air Component Operation Hadin Kai and land troops of Troops of 152 Battalion Banki, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have neutralised Six Boko Haram terrorists in the North East Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

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The Air Component Operation Hadin Kai and land troops of Troops of 152 Battalion Banki, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), have neutralised Six Boko Haram terrorists in the North East Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

It was gathered that the insurgents were killed on Sunday in an ambush along the kilometre Kumshe-Banki road.

A counter-insurgency and Security Expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, who confirmed the attack said troops staged the ambush following an intelligence report that dozens of Boko Haram terrorists who usually harass commuters and robbed them of their valuables were sighted in the area.

The Air Task Force subsequently dispatched an appropriate force package of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Super Tucano to engage the terrorists.

The troops’ patrol operations along the road paid off by reportedly killing about six of the terrorists, while others escaped.

The NAF aircraft delivered accurate hits, neutralizing several terrorists in the process

Recall that on October 11, 2022, the troops of the 21-Armoured Brigade, Bama, Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK), neutralised over a dozen Boko Haram terrorists in the Kumshe-Banki road.

The Surviving terrorists were said to have moved with their trucks and motorcycles towards the axis of Ngauri and Gargash and were planning to coordinate an attack at Mayinti or Darajamal.

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