War on Terror: Troops eliminate ‘over 200 terrorists’ in Borno

Troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai’ have reportedly killed more than 200 Boko Haram terrorists, including five of its commanders in Borno State.

A counter-insurgency expert in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, disclosed that Air Task Force, troops of 199 Special Forces Battalion and 222 Battalion, in an operation targeted the terrorists’ hideouts in Gabchari, Sheruri, Mantari and Mallum Masari villages, situated in Bama LGA of Borno State.

According to Zagazola, an early damage assessment confirmed the successful operation that led to the elimination of five Boko Haram commanders including; Abou Hauwa, Amir Shettima, Akura Buri, Abou Zainab, Abou Idris and their fighters.

A source reportedly said the Air Task Force, in a joint attack with ground troops, deployed two Super Tucano jets which resulted in the killing of 70 insurgents, with many who tried to flee drowning in a river.

“The week-long sustained operations that were carried out simultaneously in different locations within the North-East theatre of Sambisa Forest by the troops of ‘Operation Hadin Kai‘, has completely degraded the capabilities of the insurgents”, the Army stated.

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