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Troops ‘kill seven’ Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa

January 27
08:38 2018

Troops of the Nigerian army have killed seven Boko Haram fighters in Sambisa forest in an operation supported by the air force.

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Sani Usman, the director of army public relations, said the troops also destroyed 11 gun trucks and 12 Hilux vehicles.

Usman said other terrorists’ equipment destroyed were make-shift accommodation around Camp Zairo, improvised explosives devices (IEDs), booby traps and other delaying obstacles and devices.

“In addition, the gallant troops recovered one gun truck, one anti-aircraft gun, one machine gun, a pistol, large quantity of anti-aircraft gun ammunition, a 120mm mortar base Plate and a dane gun,” he said.

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Usman said three canter trucks, two double barrel rifles, 30 bicycles, power generating sets, cylinders, printers, military kits and IED making workshop were also destroyed by troops.

“Unfortunately, two soldiers were wounded during the encounter.

“The wounded soldiers have since been evacuated by Nigerian Air Force and are responding to treatment.”

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Usman urged Borno, Adamawa and Yobe states people to report any fleeing Boko Haram terrorist seen around their communities.

He also urged them to look out for the wounded terrorists and report to the nearest military or police location.

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