29th November, 2021
Two Nigerian soldiers died on Sunday as troops battled Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in Gajiram Nganzai Local Government Area of Borno.
The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu however said more casualties were recorded by the terrorists as they were overwhelmed by troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK).
Nwachukwu said the land and air components on OPHK with troops of Sector 3, brought devastating volume of fire on the terrorists who attempted to infiltrate the base using gun trucks and several other weapons.
He said the terrorists retreated in disarray, having suffered several human casualties. They also lost equipment.
According to him, troops recovered 10 AK 47 rifles, one Anti-Aircraft Gun, one Shilka barrel, one 60mm Mortar tube and 61 rounds of PKT riffle ammunition among others.
“Several charred remains of the terrorists littered the route. Sadly, two gallant Nigerian soldiers paid the supreme price during the encounter.
“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has urged the troops to aggressively maintain the momentum of the pursuit, until the remnants of the fleeing terrorists are destroyed.”