Several ISWAP Terrorists have been killed troops of the Nigerian Army under the Operation Hadin Kai in Dikwa town, Borno State.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima said the gallant troops decisively dealt with the terrorists who were attempting to infiltrate the town on Tuesday June 8.
The terrorists reportedly came into the town in five gun trucks, motorcycles and foot. They were however, met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force.
The statement read;
“The marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition.
“During the encounter, six members of the terrorists groups were neutralized, several others were severely injured while the survivors withdrew in total disarray leaving behind their deceased colleagues”.
Three soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries but have now been stabilised. Items recovered during the encounter included one gun truck, eight AK 47 rifles, 40 rounds of 7.62mm Special, 39 special ammo, three motorcycles and six magazines.
A mop up operation carried out by troops in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force and hunters along the terrorists’ withdrawal routes on Wednesday June 9, led to the recovery of 90 rounds of 7.62 mm x 54 on links belonging to the fleeing terrorists.