By Inusa Ndahi Maiduguri

The Nigerian Special  Forces troops has again recorded another significant victory in the ongoing fight against Boko Haram terrorists, as troops of ‘Operation Desert Sanity II’, ‘Operation Hadin Kai’, successfully recovered caches of weapons and ammunition from the insurgents’ hideouts  in the Ukuba axis of Sambisa Forest on Saturday, 29 April, 2023.

Sources informed ourt correspondent on Sunday that the feats were recorded after  the troops of 21-Armored Brigade, Bama, Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, and 199 Special Forces Battalion, in collaboration with  Civilian Joint Task Force , CJTF, intercepted the terrorists while on aggressive fighting patrol.

This led to a heavy gunbattle with the terrorists, forcing them to abandon their vehicle, weapons and several IEDs materials with some armed materials

A counter-insurgency expert and security analyst in the Lake Chad region, Zagazola Makama, confirmed the development.

Sources said that the  recovered items include: six anti-aircraft guns, four Ak 47 rifles, several quantities of IEDs making materials, a cache of magazines, and a Hilux vehicle mounted with an Anti-Aircraft Gun.

One of the sources said, “So far, the fighting troops had successfully cleared the terrorists’ hideouts in Garno,  Alafa, Alafa D, Garin Doctor, Njumia, Izzah, Farisu, Somalia, Ukuba, Garin Glucose, Garin Ba’aba, Bula Abu Amir, communities in Bama Local Government Area in Borno State.

“This latest success underscores the continuing efforts of the Nigerian military to neutralize the Boko Haram threat and restore peace and stability to the region.”


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