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Boko Haram, ISWAP terrorists killed in latest attacks: Army

Troops have eliminated 11 terrorists and recovered a cache of arms, ammunition, and a truck laden with petroleum products during fierce encounters in Borno.

• July 5, 2021
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Nigeria Soldiers (Photo Credit: Twitter)

Troops of the Joint Task Force in the North-East have eliminated 11 terrorists and recovered a cache of arms, ammunition, and a truck laden with petroleum products during fierce encounters in Borno.

Army spokesman Onyema Nwachukwu disclosed this in a statement on Sunday that the troops of 82 Task Force Battalion on patrol along Ngoshe-Ashigashiya Road, about 12km from the unit’s location, had an encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at Daushe.

The troops killed five terrorists and seized one AK47, one magazine containing 13 rounds of fabricated 7.62mm (Special), a bandolier of 44 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), and a bag containing 52 rounds of 7.62mm (Special).

The army further revealed that troops of the 212 Battalion had on July 1 launched an offensive against terrorists along the Gadayi-Kareto-Gubio axis, Magumeri, Tungushe villages, and areas around Kerenoa.

According to the statement, on July 2, the army intercepted Boko Haram and the Islamic State of West African Province terrorists along the Auno-Jakana axis with a truck laden with petroleum products.

“Following the attack on the terrorists, reinforcement by troops of Sectors 1 and 2 gave the fleeing terrorists a hot pursuit with close air support from the Nigerian Air Force component of OPHK.

“During the encounter, six terrorists were neutralised, three AK47s and one rocket-propelled grenade were captured, while one gun truck was destroyed. Two other gun trucks abandoned by the terrorists were also recovered,” added the army.

(NAN)

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