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28 Terrorist Killed As Troops Of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO In Yobe State Launched An Onslaught Against Remnants Of Boko Haram: Weapons, Equipment’s Recovered

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OPERATION TURA TAKAIBANGO: BOKO HARAM CRIMINALS MET THEIR WATERLOO IN GUJBA
YOBE STATE

1. Troops of the newly launched Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East continue to obliterate elements of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals with uncommon ferocity. Latest encounter with the marauding Boko Haram criminals occurred on 9 January 2021 at Gujba LGA of Yobe State where the Gallant troops identified and encircled a Boko Haram criminals Ambush site. The troops from Headquarters Sector 2 Operation LAFIYA DOLE who were led by the Commander Sector 2 and later reinforced by troops from 27 Task Force Bridge Buni Gari and troops of Special Forces Training School Buni Yadi tactically out-maneuvered the criminals and engaged them with superior fire power resulting in high casualty on the terrorists. In the aftermath of the decisive encounter, 28 Boko Haram Terrorists were neutralized while few others are believed to have escaped with gunshot wounds. In the same vein, one Boko Haram Gun Truck was destroyed with its occupants while another Gun Truck was captured from the fleeing criminals. Other equipment captured from the criminals include; 2 Anti Aircraft Guns, 13 AK 47 Rifles, 4 extra magazines and a Vulcanizing Machine. Regrettably, one gallant soldier paid the supreme price while one other soldier was wounded during the encounter. Wounded soldier have been evacuated to a military medical facility and is responding positively to treatment.

2. The renewed onslaught against the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals by the dogged troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO is indicative of the end of all criminal elements within the North East.

3. The troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended for their dedication and determination in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged not to relent but build on the successes recorded.

4. The entire populace of the North East region are hereby assured of the Nigerian Army’s renewed vigour and determination to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.

BENARD ONYEUKO
Brigadier General
Acting Director
Defence Media Operations
10 January 2021

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