Troops Kill Terrorists rescue 60 Captives In Borno

Troops Kill Terrorists rescue 60 Captives In Borno
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By Hassan Jirgi, Maiduguri

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima has confirmed that the Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed 41 members of  Boko Haram and ISWAP terrorists in an encounter at Gulwa and Musuri in Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno.

In a press statement signed and issue which was made available to AljazirahNigeria, said the success was recorded in the early hours of Monday.

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He said the troops engaged the terrorists at Musuri in a firefight that lasted about 45 minutes leading to the killing of 41 terrorists as a result of the superior firepower of the troops.

According to the statement, the troops are in high fighting spirit and determined as ever to clear the entire region and country of vestiges of Boko Haram terrorists.

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He added that at last 60 captive women and children were rescued from the terrorists, and sophisticated weapons were recovered during the encounter with the criminals.

“Items recovered from the obliterated fighters include; 12 AK47 rifles, eight Fabric Nationale (FN) rifles, a motorcycle, six bicycles, mechanic tool boxes, a sewing machine, large quantity of batteries used for making of Improvise Explosive Devices and sex enhancement drugs amongst other things.

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“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the gallant troops while urging them to keep up the tempo,” he said.


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