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Nigeria Army Troops Kill Boko Haram Fighters, Recover Weapons

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Security operatives foil Boko Haram attack
 

Troops Kill Boko Haram Insurgents

Scores of Boko Haram fighters have met their death in the hand of troops of the Nigerian Army who engaged the terrorists in Gworege community in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State.

Troops of the 22 Brigade at the Super Camp in Dikwa in conjunction with the Civilian Joint Task Force members, engaged the Boko Haram fighters following a credible tip-off on the presence of terrorists in the area.

Apart from those killed, six AK-47 rifles and 66 7.62mm ammunition were recovered while many other terrorists escaped with various degrees of injuries.

This development was made known in a statement on Sunday by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col Sagir Musa who noted that no soldier was killed or missing in action during the encounter.

The statement said, “Following credible information from the locals about the presence of terrorists at Gworege village in the Dikwa Local Government Area of Borno State, troops of 22 Brigade conducted a raid and clearance operation to Gworege community.

“The terrorists engaged the troops in a firefight but had to flee as a result of superior firepower. Consequently, troops searched the village and recovered the following; six AK-47 rifles and 66 7.62 ammunition. No soldier was killed or missing in action.

“Many terrorists met their waterloo during the encounter, while others escaped with various degrees of injuries.”


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