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Boko Haram Commanders Killed As Troops Clash With Insurgents In Borno

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The missing loggers were presumed kidnapped by Boko Haram, who are known to maintain camps in the forest

The Nigerian troops and Multinational Joint Task Force (MNJTF) have attacked four Boko Haram strongholds in Borno killing top commanders of the insurgent group.

The Operation was led by Brig. Gen Waidi Shaibu, Commander of 21 Special Armor Brigade, a top military source told PRNigeria.

The Operation targeted Boko Haram strongholds in Maiyanki, Darussalam, Bula Kurege and Izza.

The camps served as training grounds for the terrorists and hideouts for an ambush of military personnel.

Dozens of equipment were captured; food items, Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) making materials and clothing were destroyed.

“We cleared Maiyanki, Darussalam, Bula Kurege and have now taken over Izza, all former Boko Haram strong-points. Troops have been repeatedly attacked in these harbour areas”, 

“Heavy casualties were inflicted on the enemy. The situation is tough but we are winning. Sadly, a soldier paid the supreme sacrifice and 3 injured. We brought them out. Our resolve and commitment is unshaken.”

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday evening met with the newly appointed Service Chiefs at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

In attendance at the meeting on Wednesday include the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the President, Femi Adesina; Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, amongst others.

Source: Naija News

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