Troops of Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have inflicted heavy casualties on Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in an ambush, the Nigerian Army has disclosed.
In a statement on Wednesday, the Director, Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, said the operation was conducted by troops deployed at 192 Battalion Forward Operations Base (FOB) on Wednesday.
“Aside from the neutralised terrorists, several others escaped with injuries, leaving traces of blood behind, as they fled in disarray.
“The gallant troops recovered two AK 47 rifles, three AK 47 rifle magazines, one 36 Energa Hand Grenade and one tear gas canister from the terrorists,” Mr Nwachukwu said.
Mr Nwachukwu said the operation was intelligence-driven conducted with precision in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF) and local vigilantes.
While four terrorists were neutralised, a large cache of arms was recovered during the encounter in Rengye, an area suspected to be the terrorists’ crossing point.