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Scores killed in ISWAP terrorists’ midnight attack in Borno

The General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division Operation HADIN KAI, Maj.-Gen. Waidi Shaibu, has lauded troops of 112 Task Force Battalion Mafa in Borno for effectively thwarting a midnight attack by ISWAP terrorists on March 19.

Mr Shaibu, who visited the troops on Wednesday, applauded their fierce fighting spirit during the encounter, describing their tenacity as one of the “hallmarks of soldiering.”

He said the troops not only defended Mafa but also successfully killed scores of the attackers with the support of the air component of Operation HADIN KAI.

The GOC charged all troops to remain resilient and alert and deal decisively with the remnants of Boko Haram and Islamic State of West Africa (ISWAP) terrorists.

Mr Shaibu said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Farouk Yahaya, was impressed with the troops’ performance and urged them to smoke out and deal with the remaining terrorists.

He admonished the troops to remain courageous, disciplined, vigilant and professional and focus on completing the operational objectives of eliminating all terrorists.


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