Troops kill 20 terrorists in Borno forest

The Nigerian Army Monday says troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North-east Operation HADIN KAI in conjunction with the Air Task Force on Sunday 20 June killed 20 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists groups around Wartek in the general area of Lambom forest.

Director, Army Public Relations Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement,  said, “Acting on credible intelligence, the troops with close air support from the Nigerian Air  Task Force component swiftly carried out a simultaneous land and air offensive, penetrating deep into Lambom forest in Borno state.

The gallant troops over ran the position of the terrorists with heavy volume of fire from both land and air, killing over 20 insurgents. The troops also captured heavy fire weapons and arms, including three Anti Aircraft Guns, three AK 47 Rifles and two Gun Trucks, aside two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has congratulated the troops for the successful conduct of the operation. He enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation HADIN KAI, until the insurgents are completely surmounted.

The COAS reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to bring terrorism and insurgency to an end in the North-east.”