Weekend operations kill more terrorists
From EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – SEVERAL Boko Haram terrorists have been killed as Nigeria troops intensify efforts to clear remnants of insurgents in some hideouts in the Northeastern parts of the country.
Army officials said this past weekend, soldiers of 121 Task Force Battalion, 26 Task Force Brigade carried out clearance operations at Dure district where they met resistance from the terrorists.
They however overcome and cleared Dure 1, Dure 2 and Jango, Dibiye and other suspected Boko Haram terrorists hideouts within the general area of the district.
Three soldiers sustained injuries as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) and were immediately evacuated for medical treatment. They are in a stable condition.
During the operation, troops killed several terrorists and recovered hand-held radios, material for improvised explosive making devices and destroyed grain storage facilities.
Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, Acting Director Army Public Relations, could not specify the number of terrorists killed.
However, two Boko Haram terrorists were killed when another combined team of units under 26 Task Force Brigade based in Gwoza cleared Amdaga Makaranta and Amdaga Madachi.
“It is imperative to state that we shall not rest on our oars in implementing the directives of our indefatigable Chief of Army Staff,
Lieutenant General Tukur Yusufu Buratai to ensure that Boko Haram terrorists are completely defeated and their remnants are cleared wherever they may be hibernating,” Usman said.
– CAJ News
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