Brigadier-General,3 Army Officers Killed In ISWAP Ambush - FIRST AWARENESS


Saturday, November 13, 2021

Brigadier-General,3 Army Officers Killed In ISWAP Ambush

By Niyi Ogungbola
Brigadier General Dzarma Zirkusu and three soldiers have been reportedly killed by  ISWAP terrorists who invaded Askira Uba  local government in Borno State.

The Nigeria Army made this known through a press statement signed by Director of Army Public Relations,Brigadier General,Onyema Nwachukwu.

According to him, the soldiers have  made a gallantry display as they provided reinforcement in a  counter offensive against the terrorists, and successfully defended the location. 

He stated also that,the families of the Brigadier-General and the affected soldiers have been contacted.

“Troops of Joint Task Force, North East Operation HADIN KAI have neutralized several Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists during a recent encounter  in Askira Uba Local Government Area of Borno State. In the fierce encounter which is still raging as at the time of filling this report, troops supported by the Air Component of OPHK have destroyed five A – Jet, two A-29, two Dragon combat vehicles and nine Gun Trucks.

“The Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya deeply commiserates with the families and relations of the fallen heroes. He has also directed that the troops continue in the ferrocious counter offensive and hot pursuit to eliminate the remnant of the fleeing terrorists,” he said

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