Army raid terrorists’ enclave in Borno, kill over 30

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PIC. SOLDIERS OF 3 ARMOURED DIV., NIGERIA ARMY, PERFORMING RANGE CLASSIFICATION AT MIANGO RANGE IN JOS ON WEDNESDAY (10/4/13).

Army raid terrorists’ enclave in Borno, kill over 30

The joint troops of Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), was reported to have killed over 30 terrorists, following a raid by carrying out onslaughts on terrorists’ enclaves in the North East.

Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Nigerian Army spokesman, disclosed in a statement on Sunday, that the raid was part of intensified operations by the military in the region.

General Nwachukwu narrates that: “In the early hours of Saturday 30 October 2021, the vigilant troops observed the movement of six-gun trucks within Sambisa Forest general area, which were subsequently located at a settlement near Yuwe.

“The trucks later moved to a remote location, where they were joined by other terrorist elements, in what seemed like a convergence for a meeting.

“Over 50 Boko Haram/ ISWAP fighters were observed to have gathered at the meeting. Having clearly identified the terrorists’ hideout, the Air Component of OPHK immediately dispatched two aircraft to conduct air interdiction on the location.

“The aircrew immediately relayed the coordinates of the location of the gun trucks to troops of the Land Component at Bama, who promptly engaged the location with artillery fire bombardment, neutralising the insurgents’ gun trucks,” he said.

Nwachukwu further disclosed that over 37 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised while several of them reportedly suffered varying degrees of injury.

He explained that as the aircraft retreated to base after the air interdiction, the combat aircrew located another set of four gun trucks – about six kilometres southwest of Bama.

According to the army spokesman, the successful joint operations conducted by both the air and land components of the army, with the support of other security agencies under Operation Hadin Kai, again underscore the importance of synergy and cooperation in the fight against terrorism and insurgency.

He asserted that troops of OPHK remained resolute and unshaken in their effort to bring the insurgents to their knees.

Army raid terrorists’ enclave in Borno, kill over 30

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