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Nigerian Army claims victory over ISWAP/BH Islamist terrorists in the battle of Buni Yadi

The Nigerian Army has claimed victory over Islamist terrorists of Boko Haram (BH) and Islamic State West African Province (ISWAP) in the Tuesday November 30 fierce battle of Buni Yadi, in Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe State.

According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig. Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, heavy casualty was inflict on the terrorists by troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force, North East, Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK).

Gen. Nwachukwu stated that the terrorists frantically made efforts to gain access into Buni Yadi mounted on gun trucks but met stiff resistance from troops of 27 Task Force Brigade and Nigerian Army Special Forces School, supported by the Nigerian Air Force Component and personnel of the Nigerian Police, “who gallantly fought and overwhelmed the terrorists with superior firepower.”

He also stated that the ferrocious battle forced the criminals to withdraw in different directions having suffered heavy losses and that several gun trucks with their occupants were taken out by the troops.

“Preliminary battle damage assessment revealed the precision with which Air and Land troops engaged the terrorists destroying their gun trucks. Exploitation is still ongoing by troops to take out fleeing remnants of the terrorists,” he added.

Commending troops for this operational exploit, the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya charged them to sustain the current operational tempo to deny the criminals freedom of action.