By Peters Monday, Abuja
The military Headquarters of Sector 2 Joint Task Force (North East) Operation Hadin has stated that its operatives have killed six Boko Haram terrorists in separate operations conducted in two local government areas of Yobe State.
This is according to a statement issued on Thursday by the Sector’s Acting Assistant Director of Public Relations, Captain Muhammad Shehu.
The command said the troops recorded the feats in continuation of the ongoing operation to rid the North East of terrorism, insurgency and sundry crimes.
“In recent operations, troops of 159 Battalion acting on actionable intelligence on 25th October 2023, staged an ambush against marauding insurgents who were harassing civilians and collecting levies from the locals.
“During the encounter, the troops neutralized two terrorists and recovered weapons and items including two AK-47 rifles, two motorcycles and a mobile phone in a fierce firefight, while others escaped in disarray with gunshot injuries at Jororo village in Geidam Local Government Area (LGA) of Yobe State,” the statement said.
In another operation, according to the statement, troops of 233 Battalion deployed at Babbangida on 26th October 2023, neutralized four Boko Haram insurgents and recovered arms following intelligence reports received on the presence of suspected terrorists at Bajingo and Kurnawa villages in Tarmuwa LGA of Yobe State.
“After the firefight, the gallant troops also recovered two motorcycles among other sundry items,” the statement added.