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Nigerian Troops Clear Boko Haram Enclaves In Borno, Kill 25 Terrorists


The Nigerian Army says it’s combined troops of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole and 402 Special Forces Brigade have

cleared villages and enclaves hitherto inhabited by the Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) and their Islamic State West Africa Province Counterparts (ISWAP) around Chikun Gudu, Kerenoa axis and environs in the ongoing Phase II of Operation “TURA TAKAIBANGO”.

The Army said during the operation, the troops engaged  fleets of the terrorists, killing 25 of them.

According to a statement signed by Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima,

Director Army Public Relations, the clearance onslaught was based on the directives given by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru when he visited the Theatre of Operation LAFIYA DOLE. During his operational visit to DIKWA.

The COAS had issued directives to troops to advance and recapture Marte and thereafter project further to clear other adjoining villages which include Chikun Gudu, Kerenoa and environs.

The statement further disclosed that the troops recovered weapons which includes; 2 Browny Machine Gun, 20 AK 47 Rifles and 5 FN Rifles, 2 60mm Motar Tube and 2 General Purpose Machine Guns.

Other weapons captured during the operation also include 3 Anti Air Craft Guns, 2 Automatic Grenade Launchers, 2 Gun trucks and one CJTF Hilux amongst others.

“The troops not swayed by the success project further to ensure no elements of the terrorists were left within the area.

“The COAS has already commended the gallant troops and charged them to maintain the momentum in order to ensure that the area is completely cleared and dominated. He also instructed them not relent in their new offensive against terrorism and insurgency”, the statement read. 

ovu: Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 3/11/2021 06:12:00 pm


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