Troop’s of Joint Task Force, North East (NE) Operation Hadin Kai OPHK, conducting speci Operation Desert Sanity have eliminated eleven (11) Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists after an ambush around Dikwa-Gamboru highway in Borno State.
The 11 Terrorists including some Commanders were neutralized due to aggressive fire power by troops whcih lasted o er two hoirs.
Military sources disclosed that, at about 7:30pm on Thursdag 7th July 2022, troops of 24 Task Force Brigade Picketing Team Were ambushed by Terrorists on 6 Guntrucks at Moula along the road to Dikwa – Gamboru.
Thesource said, “Troops conducted anti – ambush drill and engaged the Terrorists, exchanging gunfire with them while reinforcement team from 81 Division Task Force Battalion and 24 Task Force Brigade were mobilized to the location.
“The terrorists were neutralized due to own troops fire power.
“Exploitation was conducted around the general area. Unfortunately, one soldier paid the supreme price while four were injured.
“No military Equipment was lost during the operation.
“Equipment captured from the terrorists include, one QJC, one GPMG, two FN Rifles, ten AK 47 Rifles, one RPG Tube, 5 Grenade,s one RPG Bomb and Charger.
“Others are one Baofeng Radio, one hundred and twenty 5.56MM, twenty nine 7.62MM Special, One Hundred and fifty nine 7.62mm NATO, sixty 12.7 X 108MM, 2 Ammo Links, 5 FN magazines, and 18 AK 47 Magazines.
“One BHT/ISWAP Guntruck was burnt during the operation.
“All wounded in action soldiers were transferred to military hospital for further treatment.”