Nigerian Soldiers Kill Boko Haram, ISWAP Members, Recover Equipment
Nigerian soldiers have neutralized some members of the Boko Haram and ISWAP in the North East region of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement on Wednesday by the Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko.
The triumph was achieved by the troops of 3 Battalion/Quick Response Force Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru in Borno State.
Brig Onyeuko said “targeted patrol had another fierce encounter with some Boko Haram/ISWAP marauders in a convoy of seven gun trucks and many motorcycles who attempted to infiltrate the Battalions’ location at about 1800 hours on the 7th of April 2020.”
It was gathered that the troops recovered Gun Trucks, two Anti Aircraft Guns, Two AK 47 Rifles, One HK 21 Rifle and one Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube.
He added “Consequently, the criminals were overpowered after which they fled. They were aggressively pursued to Wurge axis by the gallant troops/the Quick Response Force.
“The fierce exchange of fire led to the death of two terrorists and some of them escaped with gunshot wounds. Additionally, Three (3) Gun Trucks, Two (2) Anti Aircraft Guns, Two (2) AK 47 Rifles, One (1) HK 21 Rifle and One Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube were abandoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops. Other items recovered are – Multi-Links, Ten (10) 1.5 MM Ammunition, Two (2) Magazines and a Bluetooth Speaker with Boko Haram Terrorists’ victory song.
There were no casualties and equipment lost on the side of the soldiers, the statement stated.
It would be recalled that on 6th of April 2020, combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga and Niger Republic troops assisted by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE decisively pounded some Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State leading to the death of one terrorist and the recovery of One AK 47 Rifle, a Gun Truck, Anti Aircraft and Light Machine Guns among others.
The troops urged the general public to continue to cooperate and support the military and other security agencies with credible information in order to speed up the mopping-up of the terrorists.