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Nigerian troops kill 15 terrorists, repel ambush in Gwoza

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Ibrahim Uba Yusuf

The Nigerian troops have repelled yet another ambush Boko Haram terrorists in parts of the North East, killing 15 of them in the process.

The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman, on Wednesday, said the troops of 192 Task Force Battalion of 26 Task Force Brigade of Operation Lafiya Dole at about 8:35pm on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 displayed their fighting prowess to dislodge terrorists onslaught by successfully repelling attack at their outpost from Yamteke axis of Gwoza Local Government Area (LGA).

Usman said the troops utilising heavy fire power and act of bravery dealt a decisive blow on the BHTs who attempted to infiltrate their outpost with improvised explosive Vehicles and persons borne improvised explosive devices.

“In the ensuing fire fight, troops inflicted heavy casualty on the terrorists, repelled the attack on their location, neutralised 15 Boko Haram terrorists, captured one Panhard Vehicle Blinde Leger, large caches of various ammunitions, destroyed one Toyota Hilux pick up mounted with Anti-Aircraft and one Gun Truck. Several other terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds. Sadly, one soldier died during the attack and his remains has been evacuated,” he stated.

The Army Spokesperson said the troops remain determined in their task of safeguarding communities and providing a conducive environment for humanitarian agencies to do their work.

In this regard, he said the populace is encouraged to always provide vital information on suspected activities of the terrorists to the security agencies in their respective localities.

Gov. Sani-Bello Dissolves Niger State Cabinet

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello on Wednesday dissolved the State Executive Council.

The Governor announced the dissolution after the Weekly Executive Council Meeting in Minna, through a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Malam Jibrin Baba Ndace.

Governor Sani Bello however retained the three newly appointed Commissioners in the Ministries of Tourism and Culture; Mineral Resources and Livestock and Fishery.

The Governor also directed all the Permanent Secretaries of the affected Ministries to take charge until new appointments are made.

The statement further said that the weekly executive council meetings have been suspended until a new cabinet is put in place.

The Governor then thanked the former members of his cabinet for their contributions, support and commitment to the actualization of his restoration agenda and wishes them success in their future endeavor.

Jibrin Baba Ndace
Chief Press Secretary
11th October, 2017



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