Troops of Operation Hadin Kai in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) eliminated Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province (ISWAP) members during a violent encounter in Yobe and Borno States.
This was disclosed in a statement by the Army Public Relations Officer Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu.
Nwachukwu 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) have eliminated the criminal elements in a fierce encounter at Goniri, Yobe State on Saturday 29 January 2022.
“In a clearance operation code named “Operation DOMINANCE I, along the insurgents’ route of manouvre 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.
“The 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 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.”
He further enjoined the people of Yobe and Borno states to support the troops with actionable information on the movement of any insurgent in their vicinity.