Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO of Operation LAFIYA DOLE fighting terrorists in the North East have neutralised several Boko Haram terrorists at Baiomari town in Yobe State.
Director of Army Information (DAPR), Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, in a statement said that the terrorists were encircled during their meeting point and dealt with.
“On 16 February 2021 at about 5:00pm, the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and 233 Battalion acting on credible information on the movement of Boko Haram criminals to Baiomari, conducted a joint aggressive patrol in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force swiftly moved in and made contact with the terrorists.
“The troops engaged the terrorists with fierce volume of fire and neutralised two of them in the process while some escaped with gunshots wounds.
“Items captured includes; 1 x AK 47 Rifles and 1 AK 47 Rifle Top Cover. The gallant troops are in pursuit of the enemies and have continued to dominate the general area.
Gen. Yerima said that the continuous successes recorded by the gallant troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO against the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province main hideouts where they plot and carry out their evil acts against civilian targets is an indication of their capitulation and the end of all criminal elements within the North East Region.”
The Army spokesman said that the troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO “are highly commended once again for their dedication and dexterity in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
“They are also encouraged to continue on the path of the successes so far recorded.
He assured Nigerians living in the North “of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and zeal to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone,” the statement said.