Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Troops ambush Boko Haram terrorists, kill six in Borno

Seventy-five members of the terrorist groups Boko Haram and the Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) have been killed by the military across the northeast in the past six weeks.

Terrorists operating around the Shyadawe / Nagasino villages in Borno state, northeastern Nigeria, have suffered a heavy blow following an ambush organized against them by troops from 192 and 202 Operation Fireball Battalions (OPFB).

Terrorists from Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) province fell to the hail of bullets from soldiers, leaving dozens dead and many others fleeing in different directions with gunshot wounds.

Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeuko revealed that following intelligence on terrorist activities within the Shyadawe / Nagasino axis, the troops advanced to ambush the criminals.

General Bernard said that the soldiers also recovered four AK-47 rifles, ammunition and weapons trucks while cleaning up the remains of terrorists fleeing the Sambisa forest.

“The relentless troops attacked them with rapid fire, cutting them into disarray as the terrorists retreated in all directions and confusion as several of them fled with gunshot wounds.

“Two terrorists were neutralized with the recovery of three AK-47 rifles, six AK-47 rifle magazines, two hand grenades, a motorcycle, a camel backpack and 162 cartridges.

“Also troops from Battalion 202 in the strong response area of ​​the Borno College of Basic Studies (BOCOBS) launched an ambush against the terrorists in the deserted village of Ngurosoye.”

He said a terrorist was neutralized in the process by recovering a pair of camouflaged boots and other items.

The general said that troops from Army Super Camp 12 deployed in the Magumeri Local Government Area (LGA) of Borno state, caused many casualties to criminal looters.

“The terrorists tried to infiltrate the fortified military camp before confronting them. But the troops, who were on high alert, engaged the criminals with heavy fire, before fleeing with gunshot wounds.

“Our soldiers dealt a devastating blow to the terrorists and forced them to flee towards the Gubio / Damasak axis,” he said.

General Bernard added that in Burari, on the outskirts of the Sambisa forest, three terrorists were also killed, while others fled with injuries sustained.

“There were traces of blood from terrorist casualties during our exploitation,” he said, urging troops not to lean on their oars from successful military operations.

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