Fierce Encounter: Troops kill 3 Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists at illegal market

By Chimezie Godfrey

Troops have recorded a decisive victory against the Boko Haram and Islamic State for West Africa Province terrorists in Damasak.

The Director Army Public Relations Officer Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

Brig-Gen Nwachukwu stated that troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 Joint Task Force(JTF), North East Operation HADIN KAI, while consolidating on their dogged push to deplete Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) in Borno State, recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists in Damasak on Friday 7 January 2022.

“The gallant troops, while conducting clearance operations, code named Operation DOMINANCE I, came in contact with the terrorists at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari Village. In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray.

“Troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two Motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others,” he stated.