The Nigerian Army s said that 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) have eliminated the terror gang in a fierce encounter at Goniri, Yobe State.
A statement from the Army Spokesman Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the soldiers recorded this feat in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF).
In a clearance operation code-named “Operation DOMINANCE I, along the insurgents’ route of manoeuvre at Ngirbua village, the gallant troops neutralised 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.
In conjunction with CJTF are currently combing the general area to track down the fleeing insurgents.
Meanwhile, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists in Borno State have again 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 neutralised three terrorists. They recovered three AK47 Rifles, one magazine, quantity 23 of 7.62mm special ammunition, one pick-up truck, two solar panels, seven mobile phones, foodstuff and provisions, among others.
The good people of Yobe and Borno states are pleased to support the troops with actionable information on the movement of any insurgent in their localities.