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Troops sustain onslaught against terrorists kill 5, recover guns, IEDs

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Troops sustain onslaught against terrorists kill 5, recover guns, IEDs

Tada Jutha

Troops of 402 Special Forces Task Brigade of Operation Tura Takaibango (OTTB) have killed five Boko Haram terrorists in the Abbagajiri and Dusula hideouts of Damboa council of Borno.

They also recovered arms and ammunition, including Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making materials.

The Acting Director Defense Media Operations, Brig-Gen. Bernard Onyeukou disclosed this Friday at the Special Army Super Camp 1, Ngamdu, Borno state, while briefing newsmen on the ongoing operations.

He said on January 20, 2021, the troops identified and encircled some terrorists at the Abbagajiri and Dusula hideouts before engaging them with superior fire power.

“The latest encounter led by the Commander of 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade led to the killing of five terrorists,” he said, noting that there were higher casualties on insurgents with some of them sustaining gunshot wounds.

On recovered arms, he said: “Equipment captured from the criminals include; a Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyy (PKT) gun, three AK-47 rifles, four extra AK-47 rifle magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.

“Other items captured and destroyed include food stuffs, some IEDs’ making materials including the criminals’ other hideouts and clothing among others.”

Onyeuko urged the troops not to relent, but build on the successes recorded in the front lines of Sambisa Forest.

He also assured the people of the Northeast region of the Army’s renewed vigour and determination to flush out remnants of terrorists from their enclaves.

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