Troops of Operation Fireball have killed three Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in numerous clearances they performed in Borno State.
Performing Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier Basic Benard Onyeukoin, an announcement launched on Thursday, indicated that the troops additionally rescued two ladies and three kids kidnapped by the terrorists.
He recounted that, on seventeenth November, 2020, troops of 251 Activity Pressure Battalion deployed in Robust Response Space Molai whereas appearing credible intelligence intercepted some Boko Haram criminals and relations of some kidnapped individuals making efforts to pay a ransom of Two Million naira money (2,000,000.00) to the terrorists.
“In a swift response, the gallant troops engaged the Boko Haram criminals forcing them to abort the gathering of the fee in addition to abandon their captives.
“Within the aftermath of the decisive encounter, One Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorist was neutralized whereas others escaped with gunshot wounds. One AK 47 Rifle and one Bike had been recovered.
“The victims together with 2 ladies and three kids had been all rescued unharmed”, he mentioned.
In one other growth, Brigadier Basic Onyeuko famous that on 17 November 2020, troops of 151 and 202 Battalions performed an aggressive preventing patrol to clear Boko Haram criminals hideout within the common space of Zaye Ngusa Village and different crossing factors neutralised two terrorists.
“Equally, on 15 November 2020, troops of 26 Activity Pressure Brigade in Robust Response Space Pulka in a nicely coordinated ambush operation alongside Pulka – Sabon Gari – Kirawa highway intercepted Boko Haram criminals logistics convoy.
“On sighting the terrorists, the troops engaged the criminals with gun fireplace forcing them to flee abandoning their consignments.
“Gadgets recovered had been: 8 bicycles, a number of baggage of grains, assorted packets of medication and different meals gadgets”, he disclosed.
The Performing Director, nonetheless, counseled troops of Operation Fireball for his or her resilience, gallantry and professionalism exhibited because the starting of the operation, whereas additionally assuring the whole populace of the Northeast area of Nigerian army excessive command dedication to lastly rout the remnants of BHT/ISWAP criminals from their enclaves within the zone.