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Nigerian soldiers kill 25 Boko Haram terrorists in Marte

The soldiers commandeered two Browning machine guns, 20 AK-47 rifles, five FN rifles, two 60mm mortar tube.

• March 10, 2021
Nigerian troops
A photo of Nigerian troops used to illustrate the story [PHOTO CREDIT: Vanguard News]

The Nigerian Army troops of ‘Operation Tura Takaibango’ said they eliminated 25 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists and captured a cache of arms and ammunition in a clearance operation around Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa in Borno.

The Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa are adjoining villages under Marte local government area.

Mr. Yerima said the operation was conducted on Tuesday by the combined troops of Sector I Operation Lafiya Dole and 402 Special Forces Brigade.

He explained further that the soldiers commandeered two Browning machine guns, 20 AK-47 rifles, five FN rifles, two 60mm mortar tubes, and two general-purpose machine guns from the terrorists.

The statement added, “Other weapons captured during the operation include three anti-aircraft guns, two automatic grenade launchers, two gun trucks, and one CJTF Hilux, amongst others.

“The troops not swayed by the success project further to ensure no elements of the terrorists were left within the area.”

Mr. Yerima noted that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the troops and charged them to maintain the momentum.

The army chief also instructed the troops not to relent in their new offensive against the terrorists. 

(NAN)

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