Nigerian Army spokesman, Brig-General Onyema Nwachukwu says troops have wasted scores of ISWAP fighters in Lamboa forest.
Nwachukwu said this in a statement that feat was achieved in the Borno forest by troops Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI in conjunction with the Air Task Force on Sunday 20 June 2021.
He said the troops inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorist groups who were camping around Wartek in the general area of Lamboa forest.
Acting on credible intelligence, the troops with close air support from the Nigerian Air Task Force component swiftly carried out a simultaneous land and air offensive, penetrating deep into Lamboa forest in Borno state.
The gallant troops overran the position of the terrorists with a heavy volume of fire from both land and air, killing over 20 insurgents.
The troops also captured heavy fire weapons and arms, including three Anti Aircraft Guns, three AK 47 Rifles and two Gun Trucks, aside from two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has congratulated the troops for the successful conduct of the operation. He enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation HADIN KAI until the insurgents are completely surmounted.
The COAS reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to bring terrorism and insurgency to an end in the North East.
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