Troops Kill 5 Terrorists, Recover Arms In Borno

By Lazarus Zakaa, Abuja.

The Defence Headquarters says it’s Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango (OTTB) have killed five Boko Haram terrorists in the Abbagajiri and Dusula hideouts of Damboa council of Borno.

The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko disclosed this on Friday in statement issued to Defence Correspondents.

The statement also said, the troops recovered arms and ammunition, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making materials.

He also revealed that, “on January 20, 2021, the troops identified and encircled some terrorists at the Abbagajiri and Dusula hideouts before engaging them with superior fire power.

“The latest encounter led by the Commander of 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade led to the killing of five terrorists,” he said.

He noted that there were higher casualties on the side of the insurgents with some of them sustaining gunshot wounds.

“Equipment captured from the criminals include; a Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyy (PKT) gun, three AK-47 rifles, four extra AK-47 rifle magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.

“Other items captured and destroyed include food stuffs, some IEDs’ making materials”, he added.

The DHQ urged the troops not to relent, but build on the successes recorded in the front lines of Sambisa Forest.

The statement also assured the people of the Northeast region of the Army’s renewed vigour and determination to flush out remnants of terrorists from their enclaves

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