AFTER Army Said It Avenged The Death Of Brig. Gen. Dzarma, Deji Adeyanju Detects Lies; See How


The death of Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu of the Nigerian army, and four other military personnel, who were killed by terrorists under the aegis of the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) has continued to birth discussions around the country.

Interestingly, the army had claimed to have retaliated the death of the Brigadier General in a statement by the army’ s Director Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu.

Following the claims, Deji Adeyanju, a Nigerian political activist who claimed to have detected a lie in the army’ s statement said, ” Army says it avenged the death of General and soldiers by killing 50 Boko Haram members. Why an even number? Stop telling very transparent lies. ”

Deji is basing his claims on the question why the number given by the army is even which obviously is a reasonable thing to doubt.

Meanwhile, according to the statement released by the army, military force unleashed massive destruction on the terrorists’ Mine- Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and several Gun Trucks and also killed 50 of them.

Reports added that troops of the Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI (OPHK) neutralized over 50 Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists and destroyed several of their combat equipment in a fierce counter offensive battle in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State.

A statement by the army read, ” While the battle raged, the troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, supported by Air Component of OPHK engaged the terrorists in a hot pursuit. Troops made contact with the fleeing terrorists at Leho village within Askira Uba LGA and in the encounter that ensued, troops eliminated scores of terrorists and destroyed their combat equipment.

” The equipment destroyed by troops include, an MRAP vehicle and 11 Gun Trucks. The troops also recovered large cache of arms and ammunition viz. , Five Gun Trucks, two Anti Aircraft Guns, five AK 47 rifles, one HK Machine Gun and one HK Machine Gun links.

” Relatedly, troops of 115 Task Force Battalion conducted a dawn exploitation towards Leho village and environs, where they discovered three corpses of the fleeing terrorists and also recovered 2, 560 rounds of 7. 62mm Special and 29 rounds of 7. 62mm NATO ammunition abandoned by the terrorists.

” In a separate operation, troops have also recovered one AK 47 rifle and uncovered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) during a patrol in Karawa village and Baga Fish Dam area respectively. The IED has been safely detonated by a team of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit. ”

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