GOOD ONE! ! What Nigerian Army Has Done In Retaliation Following The Killing Of Brig. Gen. Dzarma Is Commendable [PHOTOS]


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) is one that got many Nigerians demanding for revenge.

Recall that reports had said ISWAP fighters attacked the Brigadier General and his troops at a military base in Askira/Uba Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday morning, leaving many soldiers dead.

In what appears to be a counter offensive and a retaliating action following the incident, Brigadier- General Onyema Nwachukwu, the Director Army Public Relations, on Monday, disclosed that the military force has also unleashed massive destruction on the terrorists’ Mine- Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle and several Gun Trucks and also killed scores of them.

According to further reports, 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 obtained by POLITICS NIGERIA 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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