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Gun-battle in Borno: Troops send five Boko Haram terrorists to hell

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Five Boko Haram terrorists have been shot dead during gun-battle with Nigerian troops in Borno, Northeast Nigeria at the weekend.

It was a weekend that saw Nigerian troops taking the offensive to Boko Haram/ISWAP territory, destroying and setting their camp ablaze.

A statement issued by Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Monday said Troops of 120 Task Force Battalion, Sector 2, Joint Task Force(JTF), North East(NE) Operation HADIN KAI(OPHK) in consolidating on their operational feat against Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) had eliminated the criminal elements in a fierce encounter at Goniri, Yobe State on Saturday 29 January 2022.

“Troops recorded this feat in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF). In a clearance operation code named “Operation DOMINANCE I, along the insurgents’ route of manouvre at Ngirbua village, the gallant troops neutralized two BH/ISWAP terrorists following a ferocious battle, while others, bowing to troops’ superior firepower retreated in disarray.

“The troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one FN rifle and a motorcycle. These are aside other equipment recovered by troops,” he said.

Nwachukwu added that the troops in conjunction with CJTF were currently, combing the general area to track down the fleeing insurgents.

In another gun-battle, he said Boko Haram and ISWAP suffered a bloody nose on Sunday, 30 January. 2022, as troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at Forward Operating Base Magumeri came in contact with the terrorists while on a fighting patrol around Mallumti general area.

“In the firefight that ensued, the dogged troops neutralized three terrorists and recovered three AK47 Rifles, one magazine, quantity 23 of 7.62mm special ammunition, one pick-up truck, two solar panels, seven mobile phones, food stuff and provisions, among others.

“The good people of Yobe and Borno states are please enjoined to support the troops with actionable information on the movement of any insurgent in their localities,” he said.

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Written by Adesoji OMOSEBI

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