Nigerian Troops Kill 22 Terrorists, Destroy 2 Gun Vehicles, Get well Arms in Borno
At the least, 22 Boko Haram terrorists have been killed by Nigerian troops.
This was made public by the Defence Headquarters in a press release on Thursday.
It was gathered that troops of the Operation Hearth Ball eradicated 22 Boko Haram/Islamic State of West African Province, ISWAP terrorists in a latest encounter at Damboa in Borno.
The Appearing Director, Defence Media Operations, Benard Onyeuko, in a press release on Thursday in Abuja, stated the terrorists tried an assault on Military Tremendous Camp Damboa beneath 25 Brigade in Sector 2.
In a report by NAN, Mr Onyeuko, a brigadier-general, stated that Operation fireplace ball is a subsidiary operation beneath Operation Lafiya Dole not too long ago launched to clear the remnants of the terrorists from the theatre.
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He stated that the terrorists met their waterloo on October 25 as they had been pounded with superior fireplace energy and extra fireplace help from the Air Process Drive.
Based on him, the criminals withdrew as they might not stand up to the effectively organised and decided troopers through the encounter.
“The Boko Haram terrorists suffered extreme casualties as 22 terrorists had been neutralized and others escaped with various levels of gunshot wounds.
“Two Gun vans had been destroyed, whereas one NSV Anti Plane Gun, two Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes, 4 PKT Machine weapons, One Normal Function Machine Gun, one Browning machine gun, 12 Ak47 Rifles, one AK74 Rifle had been recovered.
“Different gadgets embrace: one RPG 7 bomb, 116 Rounds of seven.62mm NATO and two hand grenades had been recovered from the terrorists,” he stated.
Mr Onyeuko additionally disclosed that few troopers who had been wounded in motion had since been evacuated for medical consideration.
He recommended the troops for the resilience, doggedness and dedication that they had exhibited for the reason that starting of Operation Hearth Ball.
“They’re equally inspired to not relaxation on their oars however construct on the successes recorded.
“All the populace of the North East are hereby assured of the Nigerian navy excessive command’s dedication to lastly rout the remnants the BHT/ISWAP criminals from their enclaves on this zone,” he added.