Army neutralize several insurgents in Lambom forest

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Nigerian Army troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI in conjunction with the Air Task Force attacked members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorist groups who were camping around Wartek in Lambom forest and inflicted heavy casualty on them.

This was made known in a communiqué released by the Army and signed by its spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu on Monday morning.

According to the statement, the troops acted on credible intelligence to achieve the feat in the anti-insurgency war on Sunday, June 22, 2021.

The troops with close air support from the Nigerian Air Task Force component swiftly carried out a simultaneous land and air offensive, penetrating deep into Lambom forest in Borno state.

Brigadier General Nwachukwu said, “the troops overran the position of the terrorists with a heavy volume of fire from both land and air, killing over 20 insurgents.”

He gave further information that the troops also captured heavy fire weapons and arms, including three Anti-Aircraft Guns, three AK 47 Rifles, and two Gun Trucks, aside from two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops.

In the statement, the army spokesperson disclosed that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has congratulated the troops for the successful conduct of the operation.

He thereafter enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation HADIN KAI, until the insurgents are completely neutralized and the anti-insurgency battle is won.

The Chief of Army Staff thereafter reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to bring an end to terrorism and insurgency in the country.

 



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