FILE: Nigerian Army
Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI have neutralised Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists who had tried to infiltrate the ancient town of Biu, Borno State.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, on Sunday.
Nwachukwu said the criminal elements met their Waterloo when the troops of 231 Battalion and 331 Artillery Regiment swiftly routed them in a failed incursion at Maina Hari Village in Biu on Saturday, January 15, 2022.
“In the intense battle, troops unleashed superior fire power on the terrorists, neutralising five BH/ISWAP terrorists, compelling others to withdraw in disarray.
“The gallant troops 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. Troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists,” the statement added.