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Borno: Brig Gen Dzarma Zirkusu, four officers killed as Army neutralises ISWAP terrorists

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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said it neutralised several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists..



Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, in a statement on Saturday, noted that troops of Joint Task Force, Operation HADIN KAI have neutralized the terrorists during the encounter in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State on Saturday.

The statement said the operation which is ongoing was supported by the air component of OPHK.


It said five A-Jet, two A-29, two Dragon combat vehicles, and nine gun trucks were destroyed.


The statement added that the Army lost Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers, just as they were on their way to provide reinforcement in a counter-offensive against the terrorists.

It said the family of the senior officer and soldiers have been contacted.

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, commiserated with the families and relations of the fallen heroes.


He has also directed that the troops continue in the ferocious counter-offensive and hot pursuit to eliminate the remnant of the fleeing terrorists.

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