June 17, 2024

NA troops neutralize two BHT, capture one in Borno

Soldiers of the Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have successfully neutralized two suspected Boko Haram Terrorists and captured one in Konduga LGA, Borno State.

Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director of Army Public Relations stated this on Thursday, August 10, 2023.

According to Nwachukwu, the victory came in a physical combat between the operatives of the Nigerian Army and BHT.

He said, “Troops laid in wait for the marauding terrorists, before engaging them in a fierce firefight that neutralized two BHT, while others fled in disarray. The gallant troops recovered 63 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) shell, five Pento injections and the sum of Nineteen Thousand, Four Hundred and Sixty Naira.

Similarly, following the aggressive operations of troops against BHT enclaves, a notorious terrorist surrendered to troops of 222 Battalion at Geizuwa in Konduga LGA. Items recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle, one magazine and 26 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition. The suspect is currently undergoing profiling for further necessary action.”

The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Taoreed Lagbaja has lauded  the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit, urging them to sustain the momentum and ensure that remnants of terrorists and bandits in their areas of responsibility are completely cleared.

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