Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), have again inflicted casualty on Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in a fierce battle that ensued in Buni Yadi in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State on Tuesday.
Confirming the report, Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the terrorists, who frantically attempted to gain access into Buni Yadi, mounted on gun trucks, met stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force Component and personnel of the Nigerian Police, who gallantly fought and overwhelmed the terrorists with superior firepower.
Nwachukwu said the ferrocious battle forced the criminals to withdraw in different directions having suffered heavy losses.
He said several gun trucks with their occupants were taken out by the troops.
Nwachukwu said preliminary battle damage assessment revealed the precision with which Air and land troops engaged the terrorists destroying their gun trucks. He said exploitation is still ongoing by troops to take out fleeing remnants of the terrorists.
Commending troops for this operational exploit, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya charged them to sustain the current operational tempo to deny the criminals freedom of action.