From Elohor Igbru, Abuja
The combination of the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) air power and land bombardment of the Nigerian Army secured a total victory for the troops over elements of Boko Haram and Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in Lamboa forest, Borno state.
Troops of Sector 2 of the Operation Hadin Kai acting on credible intelligence overran the position of the terrorists killing 20 and capturing several high caliber weapons.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement in Abuja said the weapons include:” three Anti Aircraft Guns, three AK 47 Rifles and two Gun Trucks, aside two other Gun Trucks that were destroyed by the troops.”
The Chief of Army Staff, Major General Faruk Yahaya has praised the troops urging them to sustain the tempo of the operation until the insurgents are completely surmounted.
Nwachukwu said: “The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Major General Faruk Yahaya has congratulated the troops for the successful conduct of the operation. He enjoined the troops to sustain the ongoing offensive under Operation HADIN KAI, until the insurgents are completely surmounted.
“The COAS reiterated the commitment of the Nigerian Army under his leadership to bring terrorism and insurgency to an end in the North.”