Nigerian Troops Repel Terrorists in Tarmuwa, Yobe State
Nigerian troops have repelled a terrorist incursion on a looting spree in Babbangida Community under Tarmuwa Local Government of Yobe State.
PRNigeria gathered that the terrorists who had invaded the community on Wednesday’s evening ransacked some provision stores and looted food items and medicines before fleeing on the advance of the troops.
It could not be confirmed if the terrorists were ISWAP fighters or Boko Haram members.
A military intelligence officer said that the terrorists abandoned some of their loots and weapons on sighting the advance of the troops.
“We have recovered their truck and abandoned weapon including some of the looted items. They deliberately mined their escape routes with IEDs to deny the troops of hot pursuit,” the officer said.
OPERATION HADIN KAI: TROOPS FOIL BOKO HARAM ATTACK IN BABANGIDA … CAPTURE GUN TRUCK ARMS AMMUNITION
Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force North East Operation HADIN KAI have foiled an attempted attack on Babangida town in Yobe State on Wednesday 25 August 2021 by Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa Province terrorists, prowling for logistics replenishment. The criminals made futile effort to infiltrate the town, but were met with a fierce counter attack from the vigilant troops, forcing them to retreat in disarray.
In the counter attack, the gallant troops captured one gun truck, one Dushka Anti Aircraft Gun, two AK 47 rifles and unprimed Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) from the fleeing terrorists. Further exploitation by the troops is still ongoing.
The dogged troops have been commended by the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya for their vigilance and swiftness in countering the attack. He also encouraged them to remain focused and avoid any form of distraction from the terrorists, who are desperate to make face saving moves, having suffered enormous depletion in their ranks.
Law-abiding people of Yobe State and North East in general, are assured of the Chief of Army Staff’s determination to finally rout the Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province terrorists from their hideouts. They are also encouraged to continue to avail troops with actionable information that would enhance speedy execution of ongoing Counter Terrorism Counter Insurgency operations in the region.
Director Army Public Relations
25 Aug 21
YOU HAVE DONE US PROUD, GOV. BUNI TELLS ARMY
Yobe state Governor His Excellency, Hon. Mai Mala Buni, has commended the Nigeria army and other security organisations for repelling the attempted attack on Babbangida town, the headquarters of Tarmuwa local government council on Wednesday.
Gov. Buni said the bravery exhibited by the combatant soldiers in defeating the terrorists forced them to retreat back into the bush.
“We are proud of our gallant troops who have shown great patriotism and superior fire power to deal with the terrorists.
“Your resilience, bravery and gallantry made us all proud, the government and people of Yobe state, and Nigerians in general will continue to be with you” he assured.
Gov. Buni lauded the security agencies for the improved security in the state which has translated into increased economic activities.
The governor reiterated the support of his administration and the good people of Yobe state to all security agencies in the state.
Meanwhile, Governor Buni has called on the people to be optimistic on the massive repentance of some members of Boko Haram recorded in Borno state.
“We should all pray that the repentance is for real and is the begining of the end of insurgency in Nigeria” he prayed.
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