Troops Kill Boko Haram, Arrest 2, Recover Fuel Truck In Borno

Troops Kill Boko Haram, Arrest 2, Recover Fuel Truck In Borno
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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The Director of Nigerian  Army public relations Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, has  confirmed that Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) has neutralised 11 terrorists, recovered ammunition and a truck loaded with petroleum product in Borno State in different encounters.

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He  said its troops operating in the North East theatre, troops of 82 Division Task Force Battalion on patrol along Ngoshe – Ashigashiya, about 12km from the unit’s location engaged Boko Haram Terrorists at Daushe.

According to him, during the encounter, the troops neutralised five terrorists while others retreated in disarray into Mandara Mountains with several gunshot wounds.

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Gen Nwachukwu added that the troops on further exploitation after the gun battle recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one Magazine containing 13 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm (Special), a bandolier of 44 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) and a bag containing 52 rounds of 7.62mm (Special).

In another development, the encounter troops of 212 Battalion on July 1, 2021, during clearance operations on Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) along Gadayi – Kareto – Gubio axis, Magumeri, Tungushe villages and the general area of Kerenoa recovered one AK 47 Rifle and one Baufeng communication radio set abandoned by the fleeing Boko Haram Terrorism  (BH).

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Also, on 2nd July, troops intercepted BHTs/ISWAP while crossing through an identified supply route along Auno – Jakana axis with trucks laden with petroleum, oil and lubricant (POL) into the forest.

He therefore said the reinforcement by troops of Sectors 1 and 2, gave the fleeing terrorists a hot pursuit with close air support from the Nigerian Air Force Component of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK).

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He said the troops deployed at Garin Kuturu checkpoint swiftly engaged the terrorists in a fierce battle forcing them to flee abandoning the truck and the products.

Aljazirahnews


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