By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.
Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango a subsidiary Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North East have eliminated several Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in their meeting point at Baiomari town in Yobe State.
The Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima who made this known on Wednesday, said, “On 16 February 2021 at about 5pm, the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and 233 Battalion acting on credible information on the movement of Boko Haram criminals to Baiomari, conducted a joint aggressive patrol in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force swiftly moved in and made contact with the terrorists.
“The troops engaged the terrorists with fierce volume of fire and neutralized 2 of them in the process while some escaped with gunshots wounds.
“Items captured includes; 1 AK 47 Rifle and 1 AK 47 Rifle Top Cover. The gallant troops are in pursuit of the enemies and have continued to dominate the general area.
“The continuous successes recorded by the gallant troops of Operation Tura Takaibango against the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province main hideouts where they plot and carry out their evil acts against civilian targets is an indication of their capitulation and the end of all criminal elements within the North East Region.
“The troops of Operation Tura Takaibango are highly commended once again for their dedication and dexterity in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged to continue on the path of the successess so far recorded.
“The entire populace of the North East region are once again assured of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and zeal to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.”