Joint Security Troops Storm Boko Haram, ISWAP Hideouts, Recover Weapons

A joint security team made up of the Special Boat Service (SBS) unit of the Naval Base Lake Chad (NBLC) and 403 Special Force Amphibious Brigade, Nigerian Army has recorded a successful outing against insurgents in Baga, Borno State.

The security operatives led by Commander NBLC, Commodore Alexander Bingel according to a statement by Navy Information Director, Suleman Dahun carried out the offensive against Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in their hideouts in Borno State.

They were assisted by members of the Civilian Joint Task Force (CJTF), Akelicious understands.

The statement added that the operation lasted four days and covered the Federal College of Freshwater Fisheries Technology (FCFFT), Doro Baga, Tangon Guava, Kwatan Gaba, and Kwatan Kuyet.

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During the operation, several items including a box of 40mm Automatic Grenade Launcher (AGL) balls were recovered from the camp f the insurgents.

The spokesman said Bingel commended the troops for their discipline, courage, and doggedness.

The troops projected further to ensure no elements of ISWAP terrorists were left within the area”, Dahun noted.

Meanwhile, troops of the Nigerian Army on Sunday engaged in a fierce gun battle with some Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists who attempted to infiltrate a military base in Borno.

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According to a statement on Monday by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, the insurgents attempted to overrun the Forward Operational Base at Bula Yobe in Borno State but encountered stiff resistance from the troops.

The statement said troops, in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai, killed 12 of the suspected terrorists.

However, 2 soldiers also lost their lives in the incident while 5 other soldiers were wounded and receiving treatment.

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