By Augustine Ehikioya
The troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have dealt decisive blow on Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Biu, Borno State. Five of the terrorists were killed when they tried to infiltrate the historic town.
Stronger fire-power from the troops also made the surviving terrorists to abandon their evil plans and fled from the scene.
This was contained in a statement issued on Sunday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General, Onyema Nwachukwu, and made available to Security Watch Africa (SWA).
It reads “Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) have dealt decisively with Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, who made frantic attempt to infiltrate the ancient town of Biu, Borno State.
“The criminal elements met their waterloo, when the gallant troops of 231 Battalion and 331 Artillery Regiment swiftly routed them in a failed incursion at Maina Hari village in Biu on Saturday 15 January, 2022.
“In the intense battle, troops unleashed superior fire-power on the terrorists, neutralizing five BH/ISWAP terrorists, compelling others to withdraw in disarray..”
The gallant troops, the statement said, also captured from the terrorists, one Gun-Truck, one Deshka M Anti-Aircraft Gun, one HK 21 Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade Bomb, 137 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Rounds amongst others.
The statement added that the troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.