In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 08th, July, 2020

17 Boko Haram And ISWAP Terrorists Killed In Bloody Battle With Nigerian Troops

17 Boko Haram And ISWAP Terrorists Killed In Bloody Battle With Nigerian Troops


Troopers (File picture)


17 Boko Haram/Islamic State West African Province terrorists and their collaborators have been killed by Nigerian troops whereas on clearance operations on Damboa-Maiduguri highway in Borno State.


The troopers of 25 Process Drive Brigade deployed in Damboa along side parts of Sector 2 Particular Forces reportedly made contact with a Boko Haram ambush group alongside their axis of advance on Tuesday.


In line with a press release on Wednesday by the Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj. Gen. John Enenche, the troops outflanked and engaged the criminals with overwhelming firepower forcing them to withdraw in disarray.


“Within the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals had been neutralized as a number of others had been believed to have narrowly escaped with various levels of gunshot wounds whereas a cache of arms and ammunition had been equally captured by the gallant troops.

“Regrettably, two valiant troopers paid the supreme value whereas 4 others had been wounded in motion,” in accordance with the assertion titled, ‘Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole obliterate Boko Haram/ISWAP in a counter-ambush operation alongside Damboa-Maiduguri highway,’ dated July eight, 2020.


The Defence headquarters mentioned the wounded troopers had been evacuated to a army medical facility and had been presently responding to therapy.


In the meantime, the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole had been directed to instantly deploy a Particular Forces Battalion to bolster and dominate the Damboa-Bulabulin-Maiduguri axis to fully deny the terrorists any probability of escape through the closing assault in opposition to them.

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In one other growth, the troops have additionally inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists throughout an tried assault on Gubio city in Borno on Tuesday.


Enenche mentioned the operation was a mixed effort of the land and air forces “who overpowered the terrorists with their superior firepower.”


He mentioned Nigerian Air Drive Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance plane and fighter jets had been scrambled to the situation to interact the terrorists.


In line with him, the ISR plane noticed the terrorists of their gun vans and vectored the jets to interact them, neutralizing one of many gun vans and its occupants.


He mentioned, “The ISR plane continued to supply situational consciousness as the bottom troops engaged the terrorists on the bottom, inflicting additional casualties on the terrorists.

“A number of terrorists had been neutralised and one gun truck belonging to the criminals was destroyed through the encounter.”


The Navy Excessive Command recommended the troops and urged them to accentuate their offensives in opposition to the terrorists and all different enemies of the nation within the North-East.


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