On Saturday, Nigerian military, aided by local vigilantes and hunters, repelled an attack by an Islamic State affiliate group in Biu, southern Borno, killing several ISWAP and Boko Haram terrorists and seizing some of their weapons.
Troops of Sector 2 Joint Task Force(JTF) North East(NE) Operation HADIN KAI(OPHK) have dealt decisively with Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province(ISWAP) terrorists who made a frantic attempt to infiltrate the ancient town of Biu, Borno State, with the support of Civilian JTF members, vigilantes, and hunters.
This triumph comes just days after ISWAP stormed the Tukur Yusufu Buratai Institute of War and Peace (TBI), a research institute of the Nigerian Army University in Buratai Village, Biu Local Government Area, Borno State.
During the ensuing gunfight, the military also destroyed some gun vehicles and retrieved a substantial stockpile of weapons from the terrorists.
The Nigerian Army confirmed the victory in a statement released by the director army public relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu.
The Nigerian Army revealed that on Saturday, January 15, 2022, the criminal elements met their Waterloo when the courageous troops of the 231 Battalion and 331 Artillery Regiment repulsed them in a failed invasion at Maina Hari village in Biu.
During the fierce confrontation, gallant Nigerian forces used superior firepower against the terrorists, killing five BH/ISWAP terrorists and forcing others to flee in confusion.
One gun truck, one Deshka M Anti-Aircraft Gun, one HK 21 Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade Bomb, and 137 rounds of 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft Rounds were also taken from the terrorists. The terrorists are currently being pursued by troops.
Read the full statement by the Nigerian Army HERE.