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Troops Kill Scores Of ISWAP/Boko Haram Terrorists, Halt Attack On Yobe Village

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Troops of the Nigerian Army has neutralized scores of Boko Haram and terrorists of the Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) in a daring face-off in Yobe State.

A statement made available to newsmen on Wednesday, December 1 by the military, revealed that the troops recorded victory against the terrorist groups in a fierce battle on Tuesday, November 30 at Buni Yadi, in the Gujba Local Government Area of the state.

Naija News understands that the insurgents had attempted to attack the local community when troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, North East(NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) locked them from achieving their aim.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, who gave details of the operation in a statement on Wednesday noted that the terrorists met stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force Component and personnel of the Nigerian Police.

According to Nwachukwu, the terrorists were powerfully overwhelmed by the joint operatives as they frantically attempted to gain access into Buni Yadi, mounted on gun trucks.

He said the ferocious battle forced the criminals to withdraw in different directions having suffered heavy losses while several gun trucks with their occupants were taken out by the troops.

Preliminary battle damage assessment revealed the precision with which Air and Land troops engaged the terrorists destroying their gun trucks.

The military mouthpiece disclosed further that exploitation is still ongoing by troops to take out fleeing remnants of the terrorists.

Commending troops for the operational exploit, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya charged them to sustain the current operational tempo to deny the criminals freedom of action.

Meanwhile, suspected Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) fighters have kidnapped at least six officials of the Borno State government.

Naija News reports that the kidnapped victims were abducted on Wednesday morning while on duty near Wovi village in Chibok Local Government Area of the state.

The victims who are officials of the Borno State Ministry of Works were said to be supervising the construction of Chibok-Damboa road when they were abducted.

It is understood that the insurgents took away three Hilux trucks alongside the kidnapped government officials.

However, one of the abducted staff who was a driver escaped unhurt.



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