The Nigerian Army says no fewer than six suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province members have been killed by its troops.
It said troops of Operation Hadin Kai neutralised four terrorists on Wednesday, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1, in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno.
The Director of Army Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.
He said four AK-47 rifles and four magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition, among others, were recovered from the terrorists.
The statement was titled, ‘Operation Hadin Kai: Troops eliminate six ISWAP terrorists.’
It partly read, “The terrorists who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin- Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the fire fight that ensued with the troops.
“On further exploitation after the encounter, the gallant troops recovered from the terrorists, four AK 47 rifles and four Magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.
“In a separate operation, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1 OPHK in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno state have eliminated two ISWAP terrorists in an ambush operation conducted along an identified ISWAP terrorists’ crossing point at Musari village.
“The troops also captured and destroyed an ISWAP logistics vehicle conveying assorted goods and contraband items belonging to members of the terrorist group. Items recovered by troops from the terrorists’ vehicle are two bags of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa), 2 bags of Detergent,120 packets of mosquito coils, l2 mosquito nets and five textile materials.
Other items recovered are two bicycles, two bags of beans, a bag of corn and some quantity of fish. ”
He said the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General, Faruk Yahaya, has commended the troops for their operational exploits, urging them to maintain the aggressive posture to root out the terrorists from their enclaves.