The Nigerian Army has narrated how troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force (JTF) North East (NE) Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) dealt a decisive blow to Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists, who made frantic attempt to infiltrate the ancient town of Biu in Borno State.
According to a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday January 16, by Army Public Relations Director, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu:
“The criminal elements met their Waterloo, when the gallant troops of 231 Battalion and 331 Artillery Regiment swiftly routed them in a failed incursion at Maina Hari village in Biu on Saturday 15 January 2022.
“In the intense battle, troops unleashed superior fire power on the terrorists, neutralizing five BH/ISWAP terrorists, compelling others to withdraw in disarray..
“The gallant troops also captured from the terrorists, one gun truck, one Deshka M Anti Aircraft Gun, one HK 21 Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade Bomb, 137 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Rounds amongst others. Troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.”