Troops destroy illegal market operated by Boko Haram in Borno

Troops of the Joint Task Force, North-East Operation Hadin Kai (OPHK) have killed three Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in an encounter at Damask in Borno.

This was contained in a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, on Saturday in Abuja.

Nwachukwu said the troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 while consolidating on their dogged push recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists on Friday.

He said that the gallant troops, while conducting clearance operations, code named “Operation Dominance,” came in contact with the insurgents at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari Village.

“In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray.

“Troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others,” he said.(NAN)

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