Army Eliminates Six ISWAP Terrorists, Recovers Arms, Ammunitions

By Alabi Saheed Abiodun
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The Nigerian Army, disclosed it has eliminated six Islamic State West African Provinces, ISWAP terrorists.

Arms and ammunitions were recovered from the insurgents.

Brigadier General, Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement disclosed that troops of 25 Brigade, operating under the aegis of Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) killed 4 terrorists of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP).

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Nwachukwu made it known that the Insurgents who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin- Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the fire fight that ensued with the troops.

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The statement said, after the exploration, the gallant troops recovered from the terrorists, four AK 47 rifles and four Magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

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The statement reads: “In a separate operation, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1 OPHK in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno state have eliminated two ISWAP terrorists in an ambush operation conducted along an identified ISWAP terrorists’ crossing point at Musari village.

“The troops also captured and destroyed an ISWAP logistics vehicle conveying assorted goods and contraband items belonging to members of the terrorist group,”

He said items recovered from the terrorists’ vehicle are 2 bags of Detergent,120 packets of mosquito coils two bags of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa), five textile materials, 12 mosquito nets, two bags of beans, a bag of corn, two bicycles and some quantity of fish.

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Onyema further said that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya has commended the troops for their gallantry.

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