Troops Inflict Casualty on ISWAP, Boko Haram Fighters in Yobe

Troops Inflict Casualty on ISWAP, Boko Haram Fighters in Yobe

Mariam Sanni, Abuja

Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI on Tuesday have again inflicted casualty on Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in a fierce battle that ensued in Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu made this known in a statement made available to Newsmen.

He explained that, the terrorists, who frantically attempted to gain access into Buni Yadi, mounted on gun trucks, met stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force Component and personnel of the Nigerian Police, who gallantly fought and overwhelmed the terrorists with superior firepower.

He added that, the ferrocious battle forced the criminals to withdraw in different directions having suffered heavy losses.

“Several gun trucks with their occupants were taken out by the troops. Preliminary battle damage assessment revealed the precision with which Air and Land troops engaged the terrorists destroying their gun trucks.

“Exploitation is still ongoing by troops to take out fleeing remnants of the terrorists”, he added.

Commending troops for this operational exploit, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya charged them to sustain the current operational tempo to deny the criminals freedom of action.

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