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Troops Killed 34 Suspected Boko Haram Terrorists In Borno Camps And Adamawa

By Mustapha Abdul Salaam

Following their raids, the Nigerian troops Tuesday killed 30 suspected Boko Haram members in their Bulajilin and Manawashe villages’ camps, along Bita and Damboa road at the fringes of Sambisa forest, Borno and another four who were on a suicide mission in Adamawa, North Eastern Nigeria.

While the operations lasted, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) said Wednesday that the unit also rescued 338 persons who have been held captive by the terrorists in their enclaves. The breakdown of the captives who were freed was 8 males; 138 females and 192 children, all already evacuated to Mubi in Adamawa State.

Items recovered from the suspected terrorists included arms and ammunitions; 1 General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Dane Guns, 150 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO), 6 boxes of 7.62mm (NATO) and 3 cutlasses.

The Military also confirmed that troops ambushed and killed 4 suspected Boko Haram terrorists on a suicide bombing mission to Gubula, Madagali Local Government Area, Adamawa State.

DHQ indicated apart from 2 AK-47 rifles which was recovered, troops also found some Unexploded Ordinances (UXOs), mortar bombs and sum of N153, 385.

While noting the coincidence of the operations with the visit of Chief of Army Staff’s, Brig Gen Tukur Buratai’s operational visit to the Brigade Headquarters in Mubi, the Defence appealed for continued vigilance, security consciousness and cooperation with the military and security agencies to enable to defeat the insurgents.

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