The Military says, it's Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO a subsidiary Operation of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in the North East has again eliminated more Boko Haram/ Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists in their meeting point at Baiomari town in Yobe State.
Military Spokesperson, Brig. Gen Mohammed Yerima made this known in a press release made available to SpyeTV on Wednesday in Abuja.
Yerima said, on 16 February 2021 at about 5pm, the gallant troops of 159 Battalion and 233 Battalion acting on credible information on the movement of Boko Haram criminals to Baiomari, conducted a joint aggressive patrol in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force swiftly moved in and made contact with the terrorists.
Yerima added that, the troops engaged the terrorists with fierce volume of fire and neutralized 2 of them in the process while some escaped with gunshots wounds. Items captured includes; 1 x AK 47 Rifles and 1 AK 47 Rifle Top Cover.
"The gallant troops are in pursuit of the enemies and have continued to dominate the general area"
"The continuous successes recorded by the gallant troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO against the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province main hideouts where they plot and carry out their evil acts against civilian targets is an indication of their capitulation and the end of all criminal elements within the North East Region", he said.
Brig. Gen Yerima stressed that Troops of Operation TURA TAKAIBANGO are highly commended once again for their dedication and dexterity in flushing out remnants of the terrorists from their hideouts.
"They are also encouraged to continue on the path of the successess so far recorded"
The Military therefore reassured the entire populace of the North East region of the Nigerian Army's renewed vigour and zeal to crush the remnants of Boko Haram/Islamic State's West Africa Province criminals from their enclaves in this zone.