By Muhammad Sabiu
The Nigerian Army announced that its troops killed Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State’s West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in a fierce battle in Buni Yadi, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State, on Tuesday.
The terrorists were met with stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force Component and personnel of the Nigerian Police, according to Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement on Wednesday.
The fierce gun duel, he said, drove the criminals to flee in different directions after suffering huge losses while the troops took out numerous gun trucks and their occupants.
The accuracy with which Air and Land soldiers engaged the terrorists, destroying their gun trucks, was revealed in a preliminary battle damage assessment.
Troops are still using exploitation to take out fleeing terrorist remnants, he added.
Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, Chief of Army Staff, praised troops for their operational success and urged them to maintain the current operational pace in order to deny the insurgents from moving further.