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Nigerian Army Neutralises 13 Terroorists, Recovers Explosives and Other Items

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Soldiers of the Operation Lafiya Dole have  neutralised over 13 terrorists on Saturday in different  areas in Borno and Adamawa during clearance operations.

In a statement  by  the spokesman of the Army, Brig.-Gen. Sani Usman, 12 terrorosts were neutralised when the troops laid ambush for them at Miyanti-Banki junction in Borno and one at Kafin Hausa in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa.

Usman included that at Dukje-Mada road near Gulumba Gana village, the soldiers neutralised a number of the terrorists.

The spokesperson however revealed that demise of some of the soldiers.

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According to Usman,”Unfortunately, two soldiers lost their lives when their vehicle stepped on an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) buried along the road, while four others sustained injuries.

“The remains of the gallant soldiers and the wounded have been evacuated to Maiduguri,” he said.

He highlighted items recovered from the Insurgents as 18 bicycles, 30 bags of flour, one bag of groundnut, two bags of salt, two baskets of kola nut and five torch light, a carton of mixed juice sachets and four rolls of brocade material.

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Others, according to him, are two packets of sweet, one carton of washing soap, five packets of cold patch, two packets of Maggi cubes, two pairs of bathroom slippers, two packets of yeasts and four packets of Vedan.

He also listed two rolls of sewing thread, four kegs of herbicide, 14 packets of insecticide, one keg of groundnut oil, a bag of pepper and c₦4,000 as items recovered from them.

Usman added that the troops recovered nine primed cylinders from the terrorists’ Improvised Explosive Devices making factory and destroyed the factory, as well as one AK-47 rifle with registration number 02527 MTD and a magazine.

(NAN)



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