Troops eliminate terrorists, recover weapons in Yobe – Army



 Troops of Operation Hadin kai have eliminated two terrorists when they attempted infiltrate Babangida community in Tarmuwa Area of Yobe on Sunday.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this statement on Monday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the troops frustrated the terrorists, who now resort pillaging activities in order replenish their dwindling logistics owing logistics blockade imposed on them.

He said the insurgents made futile effort infiltrate and pillage the community, but were met with a fierce counter by the vigilant troops.

The army spokesman said the insurgents were forced withdraw in disarray, leaving traces of blood littering their route as they fled.

“Aside inflicting casualty on the insurgents, the gallant troops also captured one BHT/ISWAP Heckler and Koch 21 guns, three AK-47 rifle magazines, 213 links of 7.62mm (NATO) and two grenades.

“The troops have been commended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for their doggedness in expeditiously conducting the counter attack.

“He also encouraged them remain resolute in the ongoing operations against the insurgents,’’ he said.

Nwachukwu assured the people of Yobe and the North East in general the military was determined rout the terrorists from their hideouts.

He also encouraged them continue avail troops with actionable information would enhance ongoing operations in the region. (NAN)