The troops of Operation Hadin Kai have killed six (6), ragtag Islamic State of West African Province (ISWAP) terrorist fighters during repel attack in Dikwa town.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima in a statement said that the air bombardment by the Air Task Force that provided close air support disorganized the terrorist who came in to capture the town.
The statement however regretted that three soldiers sustained gunshot wounds during the gun duel with the enemy force.
According to the statement, “The gallant troops of Operation HADIN KAI decisively dealt with ISWAP terrorists who attempted to infiltrate Dikwa town on Tuesday, 8 June 2021.
The terrorist elements mounted on five Gun Trucks, some on mortocycles and other foot soldiers tried to infiltrate the town through Gajibo axis but were met with superior fire power by troops in conjunction with air bombardment by Air Task Force.
“The marauding terrorists were thoroughly vanquished forcing them to withdraw in high state of confusion abandoning their truck, guns and ammunition.
“During the encouter, 6 members of the terrorists groups were neutralized, several others were severely injured while the survivors withdrew in total disarray leaving behind their dead colleagues.
“Items recovered during the encounter include 1 Gun Truck, 8 Ak 47 rifles, 40 rounds of 7.62mm Special, 39 special ammo, 3 motorcycles and 6 magazines”.
General Yerima said that, to mop up the area, troops conducted exploitation in the early hours of today in conjunction with Civilian Joint Task Force and Hunters along the terrorists withdrawal routes and recovered 90 rounds of 7.62 mm x 54 on links belonging to the fleeing terrorists.
“Sadly however, three  soldiers sustained various degrees of injuries but are in stable condition as they are receiving treatment at the field Ambulance in Dikwa,” he added.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Major General Faruk Yahaya has extended his commendation to the gallant troops over the feat and charge them to remain resolute and steadfast.
He further tasked them to maintained the tempo  to ensure total obliteration of terrorist groups within the North East region.

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