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’12 Boko Haram insurgents’ killed as troops repel attack on Borno military base

’12 Boko Haram insurgents’ killed as troops repel attack on Borno military base
April 05
14:41 2021

Troops of the Nigerian army’s 192 battalion in Gwoza, Borno state, have killed about 12 suspected Boko Haram insurgents.

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The insurgents had on Sunday, in the middle of the night, attempted to attack the troops’ base.

Sources told TheCable that the soldiers engaged the insurgents in a gunfight.

“The Tango 9 troops responded rapidly, engaged the terrorist with high volume of fire power and instantly neutralised seven of them on the spot and forcing the terrorist to retreat,” a source said.

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“Also, after exploring the general area with heavy firing as well as engaging them through the mountains with motar bombs, five additional terrorists were discovered dead.

“The troops also recovered 10 AK 47 rifles, one anti-aircraft gun and one motorcycle as well as several other items.”

Mohammed Yerima, army spokesperson, was not available to comment on the development.

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The army, in the past few months, has continued to intensify its efforts at ridding the north-east of Boko Haram insurgents.

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