Troops neutralize over 30 terrorists in Borno

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Over 30 terrorists have been neutralized following a raid by joint troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) carrying out onslaughts on terrorists’ enclaves in the North East.

This was made known in a statement by the Nigerian Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to the Army spokesperson, the raid was part of intensified operations by the military in the region adding that the strikes carried out under cover of darkness were successful as battle damage assessment corroborated by local sources revealed that over 37 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised while several of them reportedly suffered varying degrees of injury.

“In the early hours of Saturday 30 October 2021, the vigilant troops observed the movement of six gun trucks within Sambisa Forest general area, which were subsequently located at a settlement near Yuwe,” General Nwachukwu narrated.

“The trucks later moved to a remote location, where they were joined by other terrorist elements, in what seemed like a convergence for a meeting.

“Over 50 Boko Haram/ ISWAP fighters were observed to have gathered at the meeting. Having clearly identified the terrorists’ hideout, the Air Component of OPHK immediately dispatched two aircraft to conduct air interdiction on the location.”

General Nwachukwu further explained that as the aircraft retreated to base after the air interdiction, the combat air crew located another set of four gun trucks – about six kilometres south-west of Bama.

“The air crew immediately relayed the coordinates of the location of the gun trucks to troops of the Land Component at Bama, who promptly engaged the location with artillery fire bombardment, neutralising the insurgents’ gun trucks,” he said.

He thereafter maintained that the successful joint operations conducted by both the air and land components of the army, with the support of other security agencies under Operation Hadin Kai, again underscore the importance of synergy and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and insurgency in the country.

 



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