Troops of the Nigerian Army, Sector 2, Joint Task Force, of North East, Operation Hadin Kai, have on Wednesday, August 25, obstructed Boko Haram invasion on Babangida town in Yobe state.
Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who disclosed this on Wednesday, in a press statement, said, “… Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists, prowling for logistics replenishment, …made futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with a fierce encounter attack from the vigilant troops, forcing the retreat in disarray.
Nwachukwu confirmed to the press that, “In the counter attack, the gallant troops captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti-Aircraft Gun, two AK 47 rifles and unprimed Improvised Explosive Devices, IED, from the fleeing terrorists. He added, “Further exploitation by the troops is still ongoing.
The release also made it known that, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Faruk Yahaya, has commended “the dogged troops for their vigilance and swiftness in countering the attack and encouraged them to remain focused and avoid any form of distraction from the terrorists, who are desperate to make face-saving moves, having suffered enormous depletion in their ranks.
The CoAS, again, assured the law-abiding people of Yobe and North-East in general, of the Nigerian Army determination, to finally rout the Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists from their hideouts, within the state. He encouraged people within the area “…to continue to avail troops of actionable information that would enhance speedy execution of ongoing counter-terrorism, counter-insurgency operations in the region.”