Nigeria Troops recover weapons from terrorists after fierce gun battle in Yobe – Army

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Nigeria Troops attach to Operation Hadin Kai have killed two terrorists when they attempted to infiltrate the Babangida community in the Tarmuwa Local Government Area of Yobe on Sunday.

Troops kill terrorists, recover weapons in Yobe – Army

Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement on Monday in Abuja said the troops frustrated the terrorists, who now resort to pillaging activities in order to replenish their dwindling logistics owing to the logistics blockade imposed on them.

He said that the insurgents made futile efforts to infiltrate and pillage the community, but were met with a fierce counterattack by the vigilant troops.

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The army spokesman added the insurgents were forced to withdraw in disarray, leaving traces of blood littering their route as they fled.

“Aside inflicting casualty on the insurgents, the gallant troops also captured one BHT/ISWAP Heckler and Koch 21 guns, three AK-47 rifle magazines, 213 links of 7.62mm (NATO) and two grenades.

“The troops have been commended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, for their doggedness in expeditiously conducting the counterattack.

“He also encouraged them to remain resolute in the ongoing operations against the insurgents,” he said.

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Nwachukwu assured the people of Yobe and the North East in general that the military was determined to rout the terrorists from their hideouts.

He also encouraged them to continue to avail troops with actionable information that would enhance ongoing operations in the region.

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( Input from News Agency Of Nigeria)

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