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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army loses troop members in Maiduguri



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Nigerian Army loses three soldiers to the Boko Haram fight.

The Nigerian Army has disclosed that the force has lost three of its soldiers.

The Army said the loss followed the successfully raiding of 13 Boko Haram hideouts in the Sambisa forest in one week.

The information was revealed on Sunday, in Maiduguri, Borno State, by Col. Kinsley Samuel, Deputy Director, Public Relations, 7 Division of the Nigeria Army.

Samuel stated that six soldiers were injured during the operation while dozens of the insurgents were neutralised by troops.

Samuel said: “Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole in conjunction with the Nigerian Air Force on Operation Deep Punch have, within the past one week, embarked on clearance operations to dislodge Boko Haram terrorists from their camps.”

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He added that, “Furtherance to the clearance operations, the troops on Friday, November 10, 2017, while acting on credible information that the terrorists were massing up at certain camps in fringes of Sambisa forest, advanced and cleared the insurgents at Shyadawe-Angwan-Fulani, Shyadawe-Angwan-Bula-Musa and Shyadawe.

“The troops captured two gun trucks, three motorcycles, many bicycles and a laptop containing valuable information. They also located a vandalised and unserviceable tank in one of the camps.

“The remains of the soldiers have been evacuated while those injured are receiving treatment at a military hospital.”

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