Army Troops Eliminate 8 Terrorists, Destroy Enclaves In Yobe, Borno States

 

By DAPO FALADE

Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango, a subsidiary Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole eliminated eight more suspected terrorists and destroyed their enclave in some parts of Yobe and Borni states.

As contained in a press release issued on Tuesday by the acting Director of Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, the operation was carried out on Monday at the terrorists’ enclaves Chindila Town, Yobe State and Mayankari in Borno State, both in the North-East.

“On 25 January 2021, at about 1pm, the gallant troops of 233 Bn, located at Babangida on an aggressive clearance patrol made contact with Boko Haram criminals at Chindila village.

“The troops engaged the terrorists with fierce volume of fire and neutralised five of them in the process while some escaped with gunshots wounds.

“Items recovered include 3×AK 47 Rifles, quantity 5 x magazines,17 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. The gallant troops are in pursuit of the enemies and have continued to dominate the general area.

“In another development, on 25 Jnauary 2021, at about 4pm troops of 151 Bn, 202 Bn and elements of Multinational Joint Task Force on fighting patrol made contact with some Boko Haram marauding criminals at Mayankari.

“In a swift and aggressive response engaged the terrorists with heavy gunfire and the process neutralised three Boko Haram criminals while others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Items recovered include: 3 x AK 47 Rifles, 1 x Solar panel and 1 x Improvised Explosive Device (IED)-making equipment. The troops thereafter destroyed their hideout after the encounter and exploiting the general area in search of the escaped criminals,” the released stated.

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Brigadier General Onyeuko said the continuous successes recorded by the troops of Operation Tura Takaibango against the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province main hideouts, where they plot and carry out their evil acts against civilian targets, is an indication of their capitulation and the end of all criminal elements within the North-East.

He said the troops are commended, once again, for their dedication and dexterity in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts and also encouraged them to continue on the path of the successess so far recorded.

He assured the people the North-East of the renewed vigour and zeal of the Nigerian Army to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in the zone.

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