Army kill nine Boko Haram terrorists in Borno, Yobe
Troops of 151,112 Task Force Battalions and 21 Special Armoured Brigade of Operation Fireball have killed nine Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno and Yobe states.
They also recovered two each, of AK-47 rifles, bicycles and bags of grains while conducting clearance operations in Pulka/Firgi/Banki axis and Goniri community in Yobe State.
While announcing operational successes, yesterday, at the Special Army Super Camp 1, Ngamdu, Borno State, acting Director Defence, Media Operations, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko, said: “Our troops successfully, sprang a well-coordinated ambush along Pulka/Firgi/Banki junction against the fleeing terrorists.
“During the decisive encounter, four terrorists were killed, while two each of bicycles, wheel barrows bags of fish and grains were also recovered.”
Similarly, he added that on December 8, 2020, troops of 151 Battalion had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists along Pulka/Firgi Road and neutralised an insurgent with the recovery of his AK-47 rifle and ammunition.
According to him, the terrorists were engaged with high volume of fire, forcing them to scamper and flee towards Sambisa Forest.
Speaking on Damaturu/Gujba Road clearance patrols, he said: “The 21 Special Armoured Brigade conducted clearance operations in the general area of Goniri village forest. During a fierce battle with terrorists, one of them was gunned down, while others fled with gunshot wounds towards the south flank of the forest.”
He said an AK-47 was also recovered along with an empty magazine, as well as a cell phone handset.
He urged the troops not to relent in their operational successes of routing remnants of fleeing terrorists.
He assured the people of Northeast that the military was determined to finally rout remnants of Boko Haram and ISWAP criminals from forest hideouts.
“We encourage you to avail our troops with credible information that could help in execution of ongoing military operations,” he said.