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23 ISWAP/BHTs killed in Wulgo, Jere LGA of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria

Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) on Monday eliminated at least 23 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP)/Boko Haram Terrorists (BHTs) in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State and the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo, Northeast Nigeria.

The troops killed the ISWAP terrorists in Jere while repelling an attack launched by the terror group at Chabbal community within the axis.

Also, the OPHK troops deployed alongside Cameroonian Defence Force killed four ISWAP/BHTs at the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo, on Monday.

Nigerian Army Spokesperson, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, said in a statement that “the vigilant troops successfully foiled an attempted infiltration of the terrorists group into the camp, while on a patrol to dominate their area of responsibility. The troops swiftly responded with overwhelming volume of fire and spontaneous reinforcement from the Battalion Headquarters, compelling the terrorists to retreat.

“Troops immediately carried out a hot pursuit and exploitation after the encounter, along the terrorists’ route of withdrawal and neutralised three BHTs. The gallant troops also recovered three AK 47 rifles, six magazines and 50 rounds of 7.62mm special.

“In another development, four ISWAP/BHTs terrorists have met their waterloo same date, around 151 Battalion location. The terrorists were burnt beyond recognition, as their Gun truck mounted with Anti-Aircraft Guns ran over Vehicle Improvised Explosive Device. Own troops are currently conducting further exploitation ahead of the location to clear any surviving terrorist.

“The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the efforts of the troops and charged them to remain aggressive and   focused, as they dominate their areas of operational responsibility, in order to ensure complete extermination of the terrorists and restoration of normalcy.”

Sources said that the terrorists tried to invade the Forward Operating Base (FOB) Wulgo and the town through the Mafa axis on gun trucks in the evening of Monday.

Immediately they entered the town, the ISWAP terrorists started shooting sporadically but that troops from 2I2 Task Force Battalion and 195 Battalion Jere immediately swung into action, killing 16 terrorists.

According to the source said, “the terrorists tried to advance from Chabbal axis to attack soft targets but were subdued and forced to retreat.

“Troops were put on alert as soon the information came in. The insurgents came with their gun trucks, but the troops repelled the attack and recovered some of the gun trucks.

“In fact, some of the gun trucks are currently on fire with the fighters on board.”

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