The Nigerian Army has announced that land and air component troops of the Joint Task Force in the North-East killed many Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State.
Director Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Sunday 10 AK-47 riffles, one Anti-Aircraft Gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm Mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT rifle ammunition amongst others were recovered from the terrorists.
“Several charred remains of the terrorists were also uncovered along the route. Sadly, two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter,” he said.
He noted, “Land and Air Components troops of Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have annihilated several Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno State, today 28 November 2021.
“The vigilant troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI supported by the Nigerian Air Force component, brought devastating volume of fire on the terrorists while attempting to infiltrate the Forward Operating Base using Gun trucks and several other weapons. The terrorists, having suffered several human and equipment casualties as at the time of this report, retreated in disarray.”
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya has urged the troops to aggressively maintain the momentum of the pursuit, until the remnants of the fleeing terrorists are destroyed,” he added