By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
Twenty insurgents have been killed by Nigerian Army Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, Operation Hadin Kai in conjunction with the Air Task Force.
A statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu said the troops captured three Anti-Aircraft Guns, three AK 47 Rifles and two Gun Trucks, aside from two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops in the general area of Lamboa forest in Borno State.
The statement said the troops acting on credible intelligence, the troops with close air support swiftly carried out a simultaneous land and air offensive, penetrating deep into Lamboa forest, engaging the Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorist groups who were camping around Wartek on Sunday 20 June 2021.
He said the gallant troops over ran the position of the terrorists with a heavy volume of fire from both land and air.
The Director said the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has congratulated the troops for the successful conduct of the operation and enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation Hadin Kai until the insurgents are completely surmounted.