Six Killed As Troops Dislodge Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno

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Updated March 9, 2019


The army on Friday said it dislodged some Boko Haram Terrorists near two communities in Borno State. 

According to a statement by its spokesman, Colonel Sagir Musa, the army said troops of its 122 Task Force Battalion destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists during a fierce encounter with the terrorists who fought in four gun trucks on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

Colonel Musa stated that in the encounter, the troops stationed at Ngwom community were able to capture two gun trucks mounted with anti-aircraft guns, two rocket-propelled grenade tubes and five AK 47 rifles.

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He also noted that five Boko Haram fighters were killed in the encounter, while several others escaped with gunshot wounds.

Similarly, on the same day, troops deployed at Gulak responded to a distress call from Kubu village in Shani Local Government Area of the state.

Colonel Sagir stated that on getting close to the area, the bandits engaged the troops, shooting sporadically.

He said that in the process, an insurgent was killed and one AK 47 rifle was recovered, adding that no loss of life or casualty was recorded on the part of the Nigerian Army.

In reaction to the latest victories won by operatives at the frontline, the Acting General Officer Commanding (GOC) 7 Division, Nigerian Army and Commander Sector 1, Operation Lafiya Dole, Brigadier General Abdulmalik Bulama Biu commended the troops.

“He conveyed the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai’s commendation and continued support in the war against terrorism and insurgency.

“He urged them to maintain the momentum at all times,” Colonel Sagir noted.