The Nigerian Army says its troops of Operation Tura Takaibango have eliminated more Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists at their meeting point in Baiomari town in Yobe State.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
According to Yerima, the troops, operating in Operation Lafiya Dole, had continued to degrade the terrorists in the North-East.
Yerima said the troops of 159 and 233 Battalions in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force, had on Tuesday, engaged the terrorists following credible information on the movement of the terrorists to Baiomari.
He said that the troops engaged the terrorists with a “fierce volume of fire and neutralised” two of them in the process while some escaped with gunshot wounds.
The army spokesman added that the troops captured one AK-47 rifle and one AK-47 rifle top cover from the encounter.
Yerima said the troops were currently pursuing the enemies, adding that they had continued to dominate the general area.
He also said that the troops’ continuous successes against the Boko Haram/ISWAP main hideouts indicated their capitulation in the North-East.
Yerima praised the troops of ‘Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO’ for their “dedication and dexterity” in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
“They are also encouraged to continue on the path of the successes so far recorded.
“The entire populace of the North-East region are once again assured of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and zeal to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals from their enclaves in this zone,” he said.