The combined troops of Land and Air Components of the Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), have killed several Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai local government area of Borno State.

The combined troops of Land and Air Components of the Joint Task Force, North East (NE), Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK), have killed several Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an encounter at Forward Operating Base, Gajiram Nganzai local government area of Borno State.

Sadly, according to the military authorities, two gallant soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter.

The terrorists in several gun trucks attempted to infiltrate the Forward Operating Base but were fiercely resisted leading to several casualties on their part.

The director, Army Public Relations, Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu, said the vigilant troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI supported by the Nigerian Air Force component, brought devastating volume of fire on the terrorists.

He said the terrorists, having suffered several human and equipment casualties, retreated in disarray.

Military sources said at least 26 bodies of the terrorists were recovered after the aerial bombardment.

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