Three Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists have been killed by Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) troops.
Troops conducted an ambush at one of the terrorists’ known crossing locations along the Kwadal-Agapalwa-Amuda axis, and the militants were neutralized.
The terrorists were found with one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), three Hand Grenades, 62 links of 7.62mm ammunition, one motorcycle, and three bicycles, according to Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director Army Public Relations.
The statement read;
“The troops, who were on a Long range fighting Patrol towards Agapalwa and Amuda villages, got wind of the rampaging activities of the terrorists and laid in wait for them at the crossing point.
“In the battle that ensued, troops rained heavy fire on the terrorists, inflicting maximum casualty on them. After gallantly eliminating the terrorists, the troops recovered one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), three Hand Grenades, 62 links of 7.62mm ammunition, one Motorcycle and three Bicycles from the terrorists.
“Troops are currently exploiting further to clear the area of any escaping terrorist.
“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, has commended the vigilance and gallantry of the troops. He has also urged them to intensify their offensive operations to further decimate the terrorists.”