Operation Hadin Kai: Troops Eliminate BH, ISWAP Terrorists In Yobe, Borno

Soonest Nathaniel  
Updated February 2, 2022


Troops of 120 Task Force Battalion, Sector 2, Joint Task Force(JTF), North East(NE) Operation HADIN KAI(OPHK) in consolidating on their operational feat against Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) have eliminated the criminal elements in a fierce encounter at Goniri, Yobe State on Saturday 29 January 2022.

According to a statement on Monday, the troops recorded this feat in conjunction with members of the Civilian Joint Task Force(CJTF).

Army spokesman, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu explained that in a clearance operation code-named “Operation DOMINANCE I, along the insurgents’ route of manouvre at Ngirbua village, the “gallant troops neutralized two BH/ISWAP terrorists following a ferocious battle, while others, bowing to troops’ superior firepower retreated in disarray”.

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The troops also recovered one AK 47 Rifle, one FN rifle, and a motorcycle. These are aside other equipment recovered by troops.

General Onyema explained that in conjunction with CJTF, combed the general area to track down the fleeing insurgents.

Meanwhile, Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists in Borno State again suffered a bloody nose on Sunday 30 January 2022, as troops of Sector 3 Operation HADIN KAI deployed at Forward Operating Base Magumeri came in contact with the terrorists while on a fighting patrol around Mallumti general area.

In the firefight that ensued, the dogged troops are said to have neutralized three terrorists and recovered three AK47 Rifles, one magazine, quantity 23 of 7.62mm special ammunition, one pick-up truck, two solar panels, seven mobile phones, foodstuff, and provisions, among others.

General Onyema urged the people of Yobe and Borno states to support the troops with actionable information on the movement of any insurgent in their localities.