Troops neutralize 5 terrorists in Borno; Rescue Distressed Passenger Boat in Bonny, Rivers State.


Troops of Operation Hadin Kai fighting against insurgency in the North East have killed five Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state

A statement by the Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Bernard Onyeuko said, “On 3 July 2022 troops 24 Task Force Brigade made contact with the terrorists at Gamage in Borno State, after the encounter 5 terrorists were neutralised.

“Items recovered include 2 Ak 47 rifles, 3 Dane guns, 2 AK magazines, 70 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, 7 locally fabricated 7.62mm ammunition, 4 cell phones, 3 ATM cards and assorted bags food stuff were recovered.

On Maritime operstions, Onyeuko ssid, “In compliance with its mandate of safety of lives and property in the Nigerian Maritime environment.

“The Nigerian Navy Ship Okpabana of Operation Delta Safe on 5 July 2022 responded to a distress message about a propulsion of a boat on transit in a swift reaction located and rescued the 16 meters surfer passenger boat MV NUE SWIFT belonging to a Lagos based oil service company.

“The boat lost her propelling ability at Agbara Platform while transiting from Forcados to Bonny Mooring and drifted for 32 hours before being rescued by own troops.

“Accordingly, the crew members were handed over Forward Operating Base Bonny on 6 July 2022 where they are undergoing medical check up.

“The military high command commends troops in the frontlines for their efforts in safeguarding the lives and property of Nigerians and encourages the general public to avail troops with credible and timely information on criminal activities.”




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