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Troops repel Boko Haram, ISWAP attack on Damboa

By Odita Sunday, Abuja
20 November 2021   |   3:03 am
Troops of Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have dealt decisively with the Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists

Troops of Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have dealt decisively with the Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in their failed incursion to Damboa local council of Borno State, yesterday, the Army Headquarters said.
  
The troops of the 25 Task Force (TF) Brigade countered the attack by the terrorists who reportedly made attempt to infiltrate the town.

The criminals attacked the town in the early hours of yesterday through multiple flanks with an unconfirmed number of ISWAP foot soldiers on Gun Trucks. They were, however, subdued by the overwhelming firepower of the troops. 

Army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, said: “In the following offensive, troops engaged the terrorists with a high volume of fire, forcing them to withdraw in disarray. Though the actual number of casualties could not be immediately ascertained as at the time of this release, bloodstains were reportedly seen on the terrorists’ withdrawal routes.

“This latest operational feat attests to the continuous combat readiness and troops renewed vigour to effectively deny these criminal elements freedom of action.”

Additionally, this clearly signifies the resolve of the good people of the North East who have chosen to take ownership of the ongoing counter-insurgency operations by providing credible information on the clandestine activities of the criminals.”

Nwachukwu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieut. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, saluted the gallantry displayed by troops while urging them across all theatres of operations to sustain the current operational tempo.

 
 

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