By Odimmegwa Johnpeter/Abuja.
Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO, a subsidiary unit of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity as they overrun Abbagajiri and Dusula towns in Damboa.
Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred by 08;35 pm on 20 January 2021 at Abbagajiri in Damboa LGA of Borno State, where the Gallant troops identified and encycled some Boko Haram criminals enclaves.
This was disclosed by Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations.
According to the statement, the troops of 402 Special Forces Task Force Brigade engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists.
In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, five Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds.
Equipment recovered from the criminals include; one Pulemyot Kalashnikova Tankovyy (PKT) Gun, 3 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra AK 47 Rifle magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine.
Other items captured and destroyed include food stuffs, some Improvised Explosive Device (IED) making materials including the criminals’ hideouts and clothing’s among others.
The statement further stated that, the renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.
The statement also noted that for this feat, troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO were highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.
The Nigeria army assured the entire populace of the North East region of its renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in the zone.