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Nigerian Troops Eliminate over dozens of Boko Haram terrorists, Lose 2 Personnel’s in Banki

By Zagazola Makama 

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Scores of ISWAP-Boko Haram terrorists were eliminated when Nigerian troops engaged them in an aggressive battle in the axis of Banki in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State.

The Boko Haram elements met their waterloo when the troops of 151 Task Force Battalion in a joint Operation with Civilian Joint Task attached to Operation Hadin Kai stormed their hideout at at Gauri village on Oct. 30.

An Intelligence Sources, told Zagazola Makama, a Counter-Insurgency expert and Security Analyst in the LakeChad, that  the troops intercepted and killed some of the Boko Haram insurgents that harbour in the isolated village.

The sources said that the forest  was a hideout for the terrorists who  prepared to attack nearby troops positions and some terrorists were also using the locations to concealed rustled livestock.

He explained that the  troops’ fighting patrol operations paid off as the terrorists were taking unaware. “Morethan 15 of them were instantly killed,”said the sources, who took part in the battle.

He said “The terrorists were forced to withdrew  with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving behind several livestock rustled from people. 

He, however, said that the terrorists who escaped immediately called for reinforcement as  the gallant troops continued to engaged them from different routes. 

“At about one and half hourz,  the terrorists deployed additional men on motorcycles. They were screaming  Allahu Akhbar (God is great), but the troops swiftly engaged them and overwhelmed them after a heavy gunbattle.

“We killed additional 7 of them in the battle that ensued and unfortunately, we lost two of our gallant military personnel and five others wounded while  pursuing the fleeing remnants of terrorists after the encounter.”he said.

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Recalled that the troops of 21 Armoured Brigade have intensified attacks against the Jamā’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-Da’wah wa’l-Jihād Boko Haram, strategic human and material capacity.

The terrorists had suffered devastating loss of its foot soldiers in an intelligence-led aerial and ground coordinated operation launched by the troops  Operation Hadin Kai on Friday Oct 27, in the axis of Darajamal and Mayenti.

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