Nigerian troops from the newly-fashioned Nigerian Army Special Forces Command, supported via the Air Force and Navy, have cleared Boko Haram terrorists from Zare, Kukawa, Cross Kauwa and Gudumbali in Borno North.
The army spokesman, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, confirmed this in a announcement on Thursday.
Immediately after the New Year, the navy neutralised over 100 of the insurgents in Northern Borno when they infiltrated the place via the borders.
Usman stated troops met little resistance at Cross Kauwa, but neutralised the terrorists and captured a number of their system.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the faction of Boko Haram affiliated to ISWAP – Islamic State West Africa, recently attacked Nigerian troops role in Borno North.
Usman additionally said a number of the terrorists who tried to infiltrate troops camp at Monguno, had been lured in and neutralised.
“The troops, who are in excessive spirit, had on the grounds that connected up with different forces in Baga in which they cleared the Naval Base and the encompassing regions.
“Unfortunately, inside the manner, the Special Forces lost one officer and a soldier, at the same time as 5 others sustained injuries.
“The remains of the 2 fallen heroes and the wounded have on the grounds that been evacuated.
“The injured soldiers are in stable condition and receiving scientific interest,” he said.
According to Usman, the troops are actually busy consolidating and clearing vestiges of the terrorists inside the northern Borno axis with unique emphasis on the Lake Chad vicinity.
“The Special Forces attained these terrific strides in close operational synergy with Air Task Force of the Nigerian Air Force which gave Intelligence and near air assist through bombarding the ISWAP terrorists.
“The extremely good and dare devil exploits of the NAF’s pilots gave extra braveness and fire energy to the troops.
“Similarly, the Nigerian Navy Special Forces have been now not disregarded of this gallant efforts,” he stated.
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