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Troops eliminate 20 terrorists in Borno

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Troops eliminate 20 terrorists in Borno

By Sumaila Ogbaje

Joint Task Force Northeast Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) troops eliminated more than 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists in Borno, according to the Nigerian military.

Spokesman for the army, the brigadier-general. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement released on Monday, said terrorists were hit on Sunday in their camp around Wartek in the general area of ​​Lamboa Forest.

Nwachukwu said the combined Sector 2 troops in conjunction with OPHK Air Task Force that carried out the attack also captured heavy combat equipment from the terrorists.

“Acting on the basis of credible intelligence, troops with close air support from the Nigerian Air Task Force component conducted a simultaneous ground and air offensive, penetrating deep into the Lamboa Forest.

“The troops overtook the terrorists’ position with a volume of intense fire both from ground and from the air, killing more than 20 insurgents.

“The troops also captured weapons and heavy firearms, including three anti-aircraft guns, three AK 47 rifles and two gun trucks, in addition to two other gun trucks which were destroyed by the troops.” , did he declare.

Nwachukwu said the army chief of staff, Major General. Faruk Yahaya, congratulated the troops for the smooth running of the operation and urged them to support the ongoing offensive. (NOPE)

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