Troops of Operation Fire Ball have eliminated five Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of arms and ammunition also as bags of varied grains in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko, disclosed this in statement on Sunday.
Onyeuko said that Operation Fire Ball, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole, had continued to clear terrorists from their identified enclaves within the North East.
He said the troops of Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru-Ngala, on Nov. 27, overran the terrorists’ hideout at Garal and Bulankesa Villages.
He said that the troops eliminated two terrorists within the encounter while others fled in disarray with fatal injuries.
Onyeuko said that troops deployed in Pulka also raided a terrorists’ logistics base at Ashigashiya on Friday, killing two terrorists while others escaped with debilitating gunshot wounds.
According to him, bags of various grains and other food items were recovered and therefore the logistics warehouse was destroyed.
“Similarly, troops of 27 Task Force Brigade also laid in await some suspected BHT/ISWAP criminals around Doksa general area same day.
“Troops engaged the criminals with superior gun fire, forcing the terrorists to escape into the Bush in disarray.
“In the aftermath of the encounter, one terrorist was neutralised while items like one AK 47 rifle, two mobile phones, one bow and arrow and Boko Haram Terrorists pass slip were recovered.
“The recovered items are in custody for profiling,” he said.
He said the military supreme headquarters had commended the troops for thier dedication and determination to flush the remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
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