Six suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province members have been killed by troops of the Nigerian Army.

This was revealed by the Director of Army Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, in a statement on Thursday. According to the statement, the troops, operate under the aegis of Joint Task Force, North East, Operation Hadin Kai, neutralised four terrorists on Wednesday, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1, in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno.

Part of the items recovered from the terrorist include four AK-47 rifles and four magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (special) ammunition.

The statement was titled, ‘Operation Hadin Kai: Troops eliminate six ISWAP terrorists’, partly read, “The terrorists who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin- Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the fire fight that ensued with the troops.

“On further exploitation after the encounter, the gallant troops recovered from the terrorists, four AK 47 rifles and four Magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

“In a separate operation, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1 OPHK in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno state have eliminated two ISWAP terrorists in an ambush operation conducted along an identified ISWAP terrorists’ crossing point at Musari village.

“The troops also captured and destroyed an ISWAP logistics vehicle conveying assorted goods and contraband items belonging to members of the terrorist group. Items recovered by troops from the terrorists’ vehicle are two bags of Hemp (Cannabis Sativa), 2 bags of Detergent,120 packets of mosquito coils, l2 mosquito nets and five textile materials.

Other items recovered are two bycicles, two bags of beans, a bag of corn and some quantity of fish.”

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