5 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists have been eradicated by troops of Operation Fireball in Borno State.
Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier Benard Onyeuko disclosed this in an announcement issued to newsmen on Monday.
The assertion famous that, troops of 222 Battalion along side some parts of Borno State Civilian JTF yesterday following an actionable intelligence on actions Boko Haram terrorists, performed an aggressive preventing patrol to the overall space of Margumari village.
Consequently, it mentioned, the troops made contact and instantly engaged marauding terrorists lurking within the space.
“In the course of the temporary however decisive encounter, four Boko Haram criminals had been neutralized, whereas one FN Rifle, one AK 47 Rifle, 2 FN Rifle magazines and four AK 47 Rifle magazines had been captured from the fleeing criminals.
“Moreover, 29 Rounds of seven.62mm NATO ammunition, 39 Rounds of seven.62mm Particular ammunition, 2 Bikes, Bike restore instruments and one Tecno cellphone had been additionally captured”, the assertion disclosed.
It additionally revealed that, troops of 144 Battalion on final Saturday performed a sturdy clearance patrol to Yafa, Kirchinga and Shuwarin common areas.
“Troops made contact and engaged the criminals at Yafa. Within the ensuing gun battle, one Boko Haram prison was neutralized whereas a number of others had been believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds”, the assertion indicated.
The Performing Director, nonetheless, counseled the troops Operation Fireball below Operation Lafiya Dole for his or her continued dedication and dedication in flushing the remnants of the terrorists of their hideouts.
“The whole populace of the North East area are hereby assured of the Nigerian army excessive command dedication to lastly rout the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves on this zone.
“They’re additionally inspired to avail the troops with credible data that may assist in the execution of the operation”, he urged.