Troops of the Land and Air components of Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on Sunday (28th November 2021) killed several Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
Confirming the report, Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said the vigilant troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI supported by the Nigerian Air Force component, brought devastating volume of fire on the terrorists, while attempting to infiltrate the Forward Operating Base, using gun trucks and several other weapons.
He said the terrorists, having suffered several human and equipment casualties as of the time of this report, retreated in disarray.
Nwachukwu said the gallant troops, who were currently exploiting the withdrawal route of the fleeing terrorists, had so far recovered 10 AK 47 riffles, one Anti-Aircraft Gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm Mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT riffle ammunition among others.
Several charred remains of the terrorists were also uncovered along the route, he said.
He stated that two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter.
The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen. Faruk Yahaya has urged the troops to aggressively maintain the momentum of the pursuit, until the remnants of the fleeing terrorists are destroyed.