By: Emmanuel Couson
Troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 Joint Task Force(JTF), North East Operation HADIN KAI, while consolidating on their dogged push to deplete Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) in Borno State killed three of the criminals who set up illegal market and were collecting taxes.
According to Brigadier General ONYEMA NWACHUKWU, Director Army Public Relations, the troops recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists in Damask on Friday 7 January 2022.
“The gallant 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 neutralized, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray”
He disclosed that the troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two Motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others.
The illegal market was set ablaze by the troops.