Gallant troops eliminate 11 terrorists, recover arms in Borno

Troops of the Joint Task Force in the North-East shot dead 11 terrorists and recovered a cache of arms, ammunition and a truck laden with petroleum products during fierce encounters in Borno State.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement issued on Sunday in Abuja said the troops belonged to “Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK)”.

Nwachukwu said that the troops of 82 Task Force Battalion who were on patrol along Ngoshe –Ashigashiya Road, about 12km from the unit’s location, had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Daushe leading to the killing of five terrorists, compelling the remaining terrorists to retreat in disarray into Mandara mountains with several gun shot wounds.

He said, during further exploitation after the gun battle, the gallant troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one Magazine containing 13 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm (Special), a bandolier of 44 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) and a bag containing 52 rounds of 7.62mm (Special).

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