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Nigerian troops kill 14 Boko Haram terrorists

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•Rescue 30 civilians in latest operations
Jude Johnson 


The troops of 202 Battalion of 21 Brigade Nigerian Army in Conjunction with elements of Mobile Strike Teams  (MSTs) on Operations Lafiya Dole, killed over 14 Boko Haram terrorists and rescued over 30 civilians in parts of the North East.
The Director of Army Public Relations (DAPR), Brig-Gen. Sani Usman stated this on Tuesday. 
Usman said the troops in furtherance of clearance and blockade Operation Deep Punch 2, on November 25,  2017, cleared Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves in Abusuriwa, Newchina, Bonzon, Usmanari, Goyayeri, Shitimari, Gashimari, Awaram amongst other villages in Bama Local Government Area of Borno State. 

He said the  troops whose continuous resolve in routing out the remnants of the suspected terrorists hibernating within the Brigade’s Area of Responsibility ensured that their superior firepower made the terrorists  to flee in disarray leading to  the capture of one suspected terrorist, while 8 of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized. 

He said the gallant troops were also able to recover 4 AK-47  Rifles, 3 Magazines, 7 Dane  guns and Machetes, amongst other items. 

In addition, he said,  the troops also rescued 3 men, 12 women as well as 15 Children, among whom were an aged man and a woman held captives by the Boko Haram terrorists. 

“The suspected terrorist has been handed over to the relevant authorities for  further interrogation, while the rescued civilian captives are being attended to.

“Similarly, troops of 152 Battalion of the Brigade deployed as a blocking force at the Foward Operations Base Kumshe to aid a successful clearance operation ambushed some fleeing unsuspecting Boko Haram terrorists and neutralized 5 of the fleeing terrorists,  while troops of 151 Battalion also deployed at the Forward Operations Base, Darel Jamel, neutralized a terrorist in an ambush,” he stated.


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