Boko Haram: Troops eliminate 5, capture arms, ammunition in Borno



By Chimezie Godfrey
Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango have eliminated 5 Boko Haram terrorists and captured arms and ammunition Borno State.
The Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Defence Headquarters Abuja, Brig. Gen. Benard Onyeukwo revealed this on Friday.
He stressed that the troops of Operation Tura Takaibango a subsidiary Operation of Operation Lafiya Dole the North East have continued to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity as they overran  Abbagajiri and Dusula towns Damboa.
According to him, the latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred by 0835hrs on 20 January 2021 at Abbagajiri Damboa LGA of Borno State where  the Gallant troops identified and encycled some Boko Haram criminals enclaves.
He said,”The  troops of 402 Special Forces Brigade by the Commander engaged them with superior fire power resulting high casualty on the terrorists.
the  aftermath of the decisive encounter, 5 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
“Equipment captured the criminals include;  one Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyy(PKT) Gun, 3 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra AK 47 Rifle magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.
“Other items captured and destroyed include food stuffs, some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials including the criminals’ and clothings among others.”
Onyeuko further stressed that the renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation Tura Takaibango is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.
He commended the troops for their  dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists their hideouts.
He also encouraged them not to relent but build on the successes recorded.
Onyeuko assured the entire populace of the North East region of  Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals their enclaves in this zone.