….. 4 others killed in IED Explosion
By Chimezie Godfrey
Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai deployed alongside Cameroonian Defence Force have exterminated four terrorists at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo.
This was revealed in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations Brig-Gen Onyema Nwachukwu and made available to the press.
According to him, the vigilant troops successfully foiled an attempted infiltration of the terrorists group into the camp, while on a patrol.
He said,”Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) deployed alongside Cameroonian Defence Force have exterminated four ISWAP/BHTs at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo, on 18 October 2021.
“The vigilant troops successfully foiled an attempted infiltration of the terrorists group into the camp, while on a patrol to dominate their area of responsibility.
“The troops swiftly responded with overwhelming volume of fire and spontaneous reinforcement from the Battalion Headquarters, compelling the terrorists to retreat.
“Troops immediately carried out a hot pursuit and exploitation after the encounter, along the terrorists’ route of withdrawal and neutralised three BHTs.”
He added that the gallant troops also recovered three AK 47 rifles, six magazines and 50 rounds of 7.62mm special.
In another development, Brig-Gen Nwachukwu disclosed that four ISWAP/BHTs terrorists met their waterloo same date, around 151 Battalion location.
According to him, the terrorists were burnt beyond recognition, as their Gun truck mounted with Anti Aircraft Guns ran over Vehicle Improvised Explosive Device. Own troops are currently conducting further exploitation ahead of the location to clear any surviving terrorist.
Brig-Gen Nwachukwu stated that the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya commended the efforts of the troops and charged them to remain aggressive and focused, as they dominate their areas of operational responsibility, in order to ensure complete extermination of the terrorists and restoration of normalcy.