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Troops kill 17 terrorists, loses 2 soldiers in Damboa ambush – DHQ



Troops kill 17 terrorists, loses 2 soldiers in Damboa ambush – DHQ

The Defence Headquarters says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole, on July 7,  eliminated 17 Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an ambush along Damboa- Maiduguri road.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, in a statement on Wednesday, said that two soldiers died, while four were wounded in the encounter.

Enenche said the success was recorded by the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, deployed at Damboa in conjunction with elements of Sector 2 Special Forces, while on clearance operations along the route.

He said the troops outflanked and engaged the criminals with overwhelming volume of fire power forcing them to withdraw in disarray.

According to him, in the aftermath of the encounter, 17 Boko Haram/ISWAP criminals were neutralised, while several others were believed to have narrowly escaped with varying degrees of gunshot wounds.

He added that cache of arms and ammunitions were equally captured by the gallant troops.

“Regrettably, two valiant soldiers paid the supreme price while four others were wounded in action.

“However, the wounded in action soldiers have been evacuated to a military medical facility and currently responding positively to treatment.

“Meanwhile the Theatre Commander Operation LAFIYA DOLE, has been directed to immediately deploy a Special Forces Battalion to reinforce and dominate Damboa – Bulabulin – Maiduguri axis,  to completely deny the terrorists any chance of escape during the final assault against the criminals.

“Members of the general public particularly residents of the area are also requested to remain calm, law abiding and continue with their routine activities as all necessary measures have been put in place by the Theatre Command to ensure all routes are safe for commuting without fear of attack by the criminals.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai commends the troops for their resilience and patriotism in crushing the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals.

“He also urges them to maintain the tempo against the criminals as we approach the end of insurgency in our country,” he said. NAN

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Obike Ukoh (NAN)

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Troops repel, eliminate 20 terrorists in Monguno attack -DHQ



The Defence Headquarters says the troops of Nigerian Armed Forces successfully repelled an attack by the Boko Haram/Islamic States West Province (ISWAP) terrorists and eliminated 20 of them in Monguno, Borno on Saturday.

The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Enenche said the ground troops of Sector 3 and Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole, inflicted heavy casualties on the terrorists who attempted to breach the town.

He added that four gun trucks belonging to the terrorists were destroyed during the counter attack by the Air Task Force.

According to him, the troops also captured some of the terrorists and their equipment.

“The High Command of the Armed Forces of Nigeria commends the land component and Air Task Force of Operation Lafiya Dole for the dexterity and professionalism exhibited during this operation.

“The troops are further encouraged to remain resolute and decisive in their ground and air offensives in the theatre,” he  said.

Edited By: Edwin Nwachukwu/Ali Baba-Inuwa (NAN)

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Troops intensify onslaught, eliminate more terrorists in North East



The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.

Enenche said the recent onslaught was in continuation of the aggressive clearance operations across the North East aimed at decisively ending terrorism in the region.

He added that several other terrorists were arrested by the troops.

Enenche explained that the troops of 192 Battalion in Gwoza, Borno,  on Monday conducted a raid on a Boko Haram terrorists’ hideout at Kwatara in the Mandara Mountains.

He added that the successful operation led to the killing of several terrorists while many others fled with gunshot wounds.

The coordinator further disclosed that troops of 151 Battalion, deployed at Strong Response Area, killed two terrorists on the Darel Jamel – Miyanti Road and rescued two women from captivity.

He added that the troops also recovered two bicycles, one sack containing 121 pairs of new rubber slippers and the sum of N29,500.

According to him, one Boko Haram member named Mustapha Kori,  surrendered to troops of Army Super Camp 11, Gamboru, on June 8.

“The surrendered insurgent confessed that he actively participated in Boko Haram activities for the past five years but managed to escape from their camp at Fulatari around Lake Chad after a series of artillery bombardments of their location.

“This led to the death of most of their fighters including their local commanders.

Earlier on June 5, troops of 195 Battalion deployed at Strong Response Area, Zabarmari, Borno State, conducted a long range clearance patrol to Jajeri, Gurnum Kole l, Gurnum Kole ll, Malis and Ladin Mbuta.

“Troops also cleared Asala Fura, Mai Njika, Kanube, Kessa Ngala, Taula and Shuwabe.

“At Taula, troops stormed a Boko Haram hideout, neutralising three criminals while others fled in disarray.

“Troops also recovered one solar panel charger, one cell phone, rubber solution, roasted beef, rice, cooking pots and some cooking ingredients before destroying the enclave,” he said.

Enenche further disclosed that the same troops of 195 Battalion in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force eliminated one terrorist on the Dusuman – Zabarmari track road.

He added that one AK47 Rifle and one magazine loaded with two rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition were recovered.

According to him, the troops of 271 Task Force Tank Battalion, Michika, Adamawa, tracked and arrested a Boko Haram spy named Kawalu during a jummat prayer at Michika Central Mosque on Friday.

“The arrested suspect confessed to have come from Maikadiri, a Boko Haram enclave.

“The suspect is presently in troops’ custody for further interrogation,” he said.

He said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS),   Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, commended the gallant troops for their resilience, courage and dedication to the noble cause of defending the country.

“The high command of the armed forces of Nigeria  also urges the troops to remain steadfast and focused as they sustain the onslaught against the enemies of our nation,” he added.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma/Mufutau Ojo (NAN)

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Troops of Operation Accord overrun more bandits in Zamfara — Coordinator



The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Enenche explained that the troops of Operation Katsina under Operation Accord on June 5, intercepted a bandits’ gun-runner and logistics supplier at Mararraba Maigora in Faskari Local Government Area of the state.

He disclosed that items such as 496 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition and one Bajaj Motorcycle were recovered during the operation.

The coordinator further disclosed that the troops neutralised three bandits and captured four in a cordon and search operation at Yauyau and Zandam villages.

He said that items that included seven dane guns, three cellphones and two motorcycles recovered.

He stated that captured bandits were in custody for interrogations.

According to him, troops engaged fleeing bandits on Dunya-Dangeza road and recovered two dane guns and four motorcycles on June 6.

“Additionally, troops destroyed the Daban Jabi camp of a notorious Bandit leader known as Dan Jangeru.

“Also at Warnu village two bandits were neutralised while others escaped with gunshot wounds, one AK47 rifle was recovered in the process.

“The military high command congratulates Operation Hadarin Daji and Air Component of Operation Accord, for their dexterity.

“The general public is requested to continue to provide timely and credible information that would assist in eliminating bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” he said.

Edited By: Emmanuel Nwoye/Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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Troops of Operation Accord kill 70 bandits in Kachia forest – DHQ



The Defence Headquarters says the troops of the newly-launched Operation Accord on Friday killed Friday no fewer than 70 armed bandits and cattle rustlers in Kashia Forest in Kaduna State.
The Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, Maj.-Gen. John Enenche
, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday in Abuja.
said the success was recorded in a combined ground and air offensive conducted by troops of Operation Thunder Strike, under Operation Accord, in conjunction with troops of 312 Artillery Regiment and local Vigilantes in the area.
He said the offensive operation was sequel to a credible information on the bandits’ movements within the area.
According to him, troops pursued the bandits through Gidan Maikeri village in Chikun Local Government Area into the forest.
“Their location was identified and consequently engaged by Nigerian Air Force helicopter gunships.
“After the air interdiction, 70 bandits were confirmed killed by human intelligence while others escaped with injuries while exploitation operation is still being carried out by the troops in the forest.
“As a matter of security concern, people in this general area should report those with sudden and suspicious injuries to the security forces.
“This is to ensure that the escapees are mopped up,” he said.
Enenche further disclosed that troops of Operation Yaki in blocking positions for Operation Accord at outskirts of Kankomi village arrested two bandits’ logistics suppliers.
He said that Items such as recharge cards, cigarettes, soft drinks and groceries were recovered.
The Military High Command congratulates Operation Thunder Strike, Operation Yaki and Air Component of Operation Accord for their dexterity.
“The general public is requested to continue to provide timely and credible information that would assist in eliminating bandits and other criminal elements in the country,” he said. NAN

Edited By: Donald Ugwu (NAN)

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