By Tarkaa David, Abuja
Troops of the 5 Brigade, Sector 3 Joint Task Force (JTF) in Operation HADIN KAI in the North East at the weekend destroyed an illegal market operated by Boko Haram terrorists and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) in Damasak, Borno State, killing three of the terrorists.
The director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu in a statement, said the troops while consolidating on their push to deplete the terrorists in Borno State, recorded a decisive victory against them in Damasak on Friday.
He said the troops, while conducting clearance operations code-named Operation Dominance I, came in contact with the terrorists at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari village.
“In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralised while others, bowing to superior firepower, retreated in disarray,” he said.
Nwachukwu said the troops recovered one AK-47 rifle, a truck, two motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition among others.