The Nigerian Army’s Joint troops of Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK have killed many Boko Haram/Islamic States West African Province, ISWAP terrorists in recent encounters in Borno state.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who announced this in a statement in Abuja, said the troops had on Saturday morning observed the movement of six Gun Trucks within Sambisa Forest general area, which were subsequently located at a settlement near Yuwe.
He added that the trucks later moved to a remote location, where they were joined by other terrorist elements, in what seemed like a convergence for a meeting. According to him, over 50 insurgent fighters were observed to have gathered at the meeting.
Nwachukwu also announced that the combat air crew of the air component, located another set of four Gun Trucks about six Kilometers South West of Bama, as the aircraft retreated to base after the air interdiction.
He said the air crew immediately relayed the coordinates of the location of the gun trucks to troops of the Land Component, adding that land forces promptly engaged the location with artillery fire bombardment and neutralised the insurgents’ gun trucks.