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Scores killed as troops sustain onslaught on terrorists, bandits in North

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The Nigerian military says it’s troops have inflicted more casualties on Bandits and Boko Haram/ISWAP fighters, following sustained aggressive clearance opertaions, air bombardmet and ground assauts.

John Enenche, Coordinator Defence Media Operations, while giving update on the activities of the armed forces of Nigeria in the last one week, said normalcy will soon be restored in the country as scores of terrorsists and their key commanders have been killed in the north.

In the North-West Zone, Enenche said troops of Operation Sahel Sanity in Shimfida village of Jibia LGA of Katsina State killed 17 armed bandits and recovered 5 AK 47 rifles and 152 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

In the North-east Zone, the Coordinator said troops of Operation Lafiya Dole destroyed several BHT/ISWAP camp and killed their commanders/leaders and other fighters in Ngwuri Gana Village, along Gulumba Gana-Kumshe axis in the Northern part of Borno State.

“Recall that earlier this month 8 BHT ISWAP commanders/leaders were killed by our gallant troops at Damasak”, he said.

On 20 July 2020, Enenche said troops of Army Super Camp 1 while on routine patrol along Maiduguri-Damboa were ambushed by Boko Haram Terrorists, but said the troops, supported by ATF killed several terrorists and destroyed 4 of their gun trucks.

In the North-Central zone, the Coordinator said troops of Operation Whirl stroke killed bandits’ ring leader, one Zwa Ikyegh, while others escaped with various degrees of gun shots wounds. He added that the troops also rescued 32 kidnapped victims, some of whom had been in captivity for over a month.

Enenche further informed that the troops of Operations Whirl Stroke and Safe Corridor Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) projects commissioned boreholes in Guma LGA of Benue State, one block of 5 classrooms renovated in Kpasho village and a borehole each at Nkindero village in Irigwe and Gagaule village a Fulani community, all in Bassa LGA of Plateau State.

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