Operation Fire Ball troops have eliminated five Boko Haram (BHT) / ISWAP terrorists and recovered a cache of weapons and ammunition, as well as bags of assorted grain in recent attacks on their hideouts in Borno.
The Acting Director, Defense Media Operations, Brig.-Gen. Benard Onyeuko revealed this in a statement Sunday.
Onyeuko said that Operation Fire Ball, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole, had continued to expel the terrorists from their identified enclaves in the northeast.
He said that troops from Army Super Camp 11 Gamboru-Ngala, on November 27, invaded the terrorists’ hideout in the villages of Garal and Bulankesa.
He said the troops killed two terrorists in the encounter while others fled in disarray with fatal injuries.
Onyeuko said troops deployed in Pulka also raided a terrorist logistic base in Ashigashiya on Friday, killing two terrorists while others escaped with debilitating gunshot wounds.
According to him, bags of assorted cereals and other foods were recovered and the logistics warehouse was destroyed.
“Similarly, the troops of the 27th Task Force Brigade also waited for some suspected BHT / ISWAP criminals around the general area of Doksa on the same day.
“The troops engaged the criminals with superior fire, forcing the terrorists to flee towards Bush in disarray.
“Following the encounter, a terrorist was neutralized while items such as an AK 47 rifle, two mobile phones, a bow and arrow and a Boko Haram terrorist pass were recovered.
“The recovered items are in custody for profiling,” he said.
The military spokesman said that the military high command had praised the troops for their dedication and determination to expel the remains of the terrorists from their hiding places.
He also encouraged the troops not to give in, but to build on the successes so far.
He also claimed that the high command was determined to expel the remnants of Boko Haram / ISWAP criminals from their enclaves.