Troops Kill 6 ISWAP Terrorists, Recover Arms, Other Items In Borno

Troops of Operation Hadin Kai, on Wednesday, killed four members of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorist sect along the Damboa-Bulabulin-Maiduguri road in Borno State.


The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

“The terrorists who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin- Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the firefight that ensued with the troops,” the statement said.

The troops of 25 Brigades operating under the aegis of Joint Task Force, North East, OPHK had also recovered from four AK 47 rifles and four Magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

Meanwhile, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1 OPHK in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) at Dusman-Muna Garage, of Borno also eliminated two ISWAP terrorists in an ambush operation.

The incident was “conducted along with an identified ISWAP terrorists’ crossing point at Musari village”.


Nwachukwu said the troops captured and destroyed an ISWAP logistics vehicle conveying assorted goods and contraband items belonging to members of the terrorist group.

“Items recovered by troops from the terrorists’ vehicle are two bags of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa), 2 bags of Detergent,120 packets of mosquito coils, l2 mosquito nets and five textile materials. Other items recovered are two bicycles, two bags of beans, a bag of corn and some quantity of fish.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops for their operational exploits and urged them to maintain the aggressive posture to decisively root out the terrorists from their enclaves,” the statement said.


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