In sustained operations to clear the North East of terrorism, the troops of 21 Special Armoured Brigade of 7 Division/Sector 1 Operation HADIN KAI with support from the Air Component Command and Nigerian Army Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Command conducted deep operations into the Sambisa forest and made contact around Ukuba general areas, scores of terrorists were neutralized during the well planned and coordinated operation under the guidance of the Theatre Command.
Huge cache of arms and ammunition believed to be the largest cache so far in the armoury of the insurgents were recovered during the operations. Items captured include several RPG 7 tubes, RPG bombs, Mercedes Benz truck, Motorcycles, motar tubes, shoulder grenade launchers, motar bombs, 122 mm bombs, several PG42 grenades, large cache of ammunitions of different calibres, hand grenades, IED making materials, AK-47s, SMGs, grenades rifles and several other hardwares.
Troops encountered several IEDs enroute but were able to carefully detonate all without any casualties and have since continued to project force to other suspected terrorists locations in the ongoing onslaught.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has commended the troops for their gallantry and urged them not to relent until terrorism and other criminalities are brought to an end in the Northeastern region.
The troops also greatly appreciate the locals and well meaning Nigerians for their prayers and support that have contributed to the successes being recorded in the war against the terrorists in the North East.