Troops of Operation Hadin Kai of the Army on Wednesday clashed with members of the Boko Haram terrorist group in Jere LGA, Borno State.
It was gathered that the Nigerian troops neutralised five Boko Haram terrorists and also recovered 500 rustled rams.
According to Zagazola Makama, on 10/02/2022 at about 0330hrs, a distress call was received that terrorists attacked some hardesmen and rustled their domestic animals.
Acting on the distress call, the Theartre Commander’s Special Response Squad was dispatched to go after the terrorists in the Axis of the Cashew plantation in Jere Local Government Area.
The troops ambush and intercepted the terrorists at their possible exit route, engaged them into a fierce gun duel, neutralized five (5) of them, recovered about 500 rams and other items they stole from locals.
Naija News reports that the animals were handed back to the herdsmen as troops escorted them to safety.
ISWAP/Boko Haram Commander, Mohammed Yusuf Killed In Borno – [Photo]
This is coming weeks after troops of the Nigerian Army reportedly killed a commander of the Islamic State of West Africa ISWAP in Borno State.
The teenage terrorist killed, Mohammed Yusuf is said to be the son of Goni Maina who was named after the founder of Boko Haram.
Naija News understands that Yusuf was handed the position of a commander following the killing of his father Maina.
Maina was the former commander, governor of the Lake Chad faction of the ISWAP. He was killed on December 1 2020 in an air raid jointly conducted by the Nigerian Army and the Air Force.
Reports, however, obtained by Naija News on Friday (today,) confirmed that Yusuf has joined his father in the land of the dead.