How Joint Air and Land Operation   Dislodged/Neutralized Scores of  ISWAP  Terrorists Maiduguri-Damaturu Road; Rescued Five Kidnapped Passengers.

Troops of 29 Brigade supported by Air Strikes on Monday 6 June 2022 neutralized several BHT/ISWAP Terrorists who blocked Maiduguri-Damaturu Road in Goni Masari. Sources said the military dispatched an MI-35M helicopter gunship after insurgents mounted a checkpoint and abducted commuters at Goni Masari along the route between Maiduguri – Damaturu. 
 

The helicopter gunship reportedly searched and engaged the insurgents, which led to them abandoning the victim’s and gun trucks.

 

 

Sources said the insurgents blocked the highway, thus preventing motorists from gaining access to Borno State and also burnt two petroleum product tankers and two civilian vehicles before retreating from the location with their victim’s.

 

The terrorists were said to have attacked travelers through multiple flanks with an unconfirmed number of Boko Haram /ISWAP foot soldiers on Gun Trucks.

 

They were, however, subdued by the overwhelming firepower of the troops.

 

 

After a hot pursuit, and guidance from the Nigerian Air Force several of the fleeing terrorists were neutralized.

 

 

Arms and ammunitions including various assorted drugs and enhancers were recovered, the 5 victims abducted by the terrorists were also rescued.

 

 

 

Some of the pictures of Guntrucks recovered by the troops of 29 Brigade of Operation Hadin Kai, after eliminating several Boko Haram terrorists while chasing the terrorists along the axis of Lawan Minari village between Maiduguri to Damaturu Road are shown

 

Earlier, the insurgents staged an ambush against commuters on the road where they burnt down two trailers and another Petrol Tanker.

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