The troops of Operation Tura Takaibango, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole, have overrun Boko Haram and Islamic States West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ enclaves, killing scores in Borno and Yobe States.
The Appearing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, who confirmed the event in an announcement on Tuesday, stated the enclaves had been positioned at Chindila city in Yobe and Mayankari in Borno.
Onyeuko stated the troops of 233 Battalion on Monday, made contact with the terrorists throughout an aggressive clearance patrol at Chindila village.
He stated the troops engaged the terrorists with a fierce quantity of fireside and neutralised 5 of them within the course of, whereas some escaped with gunshots wounds.
Onyeuko stated three AK 47 rifles, 5 magazines and 17 rounds of seven.62mm ammunition had been recovered from the encounter.
He stated the troops had been nonetheless in pursuit of the criminals, including that that they had continued to dominate the final space.
He additionally disclosed that troops of 151 Battalion, 202 Battalion and parts of Multinational Joint Process Pressure on combating patrol additionally eradicated three terrorists at Mayankari on Monday.
In response to him, whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds, three AK 47 rifles, one photo voltaic panel and one improvised explosive machine making gear had been recovered.
“The troops thereafter destroyed their hideout after the encounter and exploited the final space searching for the escaped criminals,“ he added.
Troops overrun terrorists’ enclaves, kill scores in Borno, Yobe