6:43 AM May 22, 2022

Troops recover four anti-aircraft guns, neutralise 10 terrorists in Borno

Troops have recovered four anti-aircraft guns from terrorists during operations carried out between February 24 and March 10.

This was disclosed during a press briefing of the Directorate Of Defence Media Operations on Nigeria’s military operations.

A statement issued read, “Troops of OPERATION HADIN KAI within the last 2 weeks sustained aggressive posture by conducting clearance operations in the fight against Boko Haram Terrorist/Islam State West Africa Province Terrorists and other criminal elements in the theatre of operations.

“The troops’ operational efforts yielded significant results in some locations in the North East such as Mandara Mountain, Kwatara hill, Fadagwe Village in Gwoza Local Government Area, Timbuktu Triangle, Buk Village in Damboa Local Government Area, Hawul Village and Mallam Fatori in Biu Local Government Area all in Borno State.

“Notably, own troops during a robust clearance operation engaged Islamic State West Africa Province terrorist at Mandara Mountain in Gwoza Local Government Area and Timbuktu triangle in Damboa Local Government Area Borno State. During the encounter, 10 terrorists were neutralised. Troops also recovered 4 AA-guns, 2,000rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, 10 bicycles, one unexploded Improvised Explosive Device, 1 MOWAG APC, one truck mounted with 122 artillery gun, one machine gun, four AK-47 rifles, one 60mm motar tube with five bombs.

“Similarly, troops had an encounter with Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists along Debiro-Shaffa Village in Hawul Local Government Area 2 terrorists were neutralized and recovered one AK 47 rifle, 3 magazines, 143 rounds of 7.62mm special, one dane gun, one pump action rifle and six cartridges.

“Furthermore, the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province has continued to surrender to own troops at different locations in the theatre, a total of 174 Boko Haram Terrorists/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists and their families comprising of 43 adult males, 58 females and 73 children from Villages around Bama and Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State surrendered to own troops. All surrendered terrorists and their families have been profiled.”

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