.. Capture heavy fire weapons
By Victor Akaa, Abuja.
The troops had on Sunday, obliterated scores of Boko Haram (BK) amd Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in their enclave around Wartek in the general area of Lambom forest, Borno state.
Both the Land troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) in conjunction with the Air Task Force inflicted heavy casualty on the criminal elements.
This was sequel to credible intelligence that the troops swiftly carried out the onslaught against the terrorists inflicting heavy casualties on them.
Brig Gen Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement relayed to Enugu Reporters, noted that the Nigerian Army “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 over ran the position of the terrorists with 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 two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops”.