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Army reports breakthrough against terrorists in Bauchi

12 March 2015, 07:04Augustine Osayande

Abuja - Troops doing conducting mop up operations in Bauchi State have killed an unspecified number of suspected Boko Haram terrorists as they continue recording successes against the sect.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said the operation had culminated in the dislodgement and clearing of terrorists from Lame and Burra forest, which traverse Ningi and Torro Local Government Areas.

“During the operation which started since last weekend, quite a number of terrorists were killed, their weapons and equipment destroyed. Similarly, a sizeable number of arms, ammunitions, food stuffs, Hilux vehicles, motorcycles and Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) were recovered by the troops," he said.

Also Read: Suspected Boko Haram member escapes arrest

The Burra forest has been a notorious hideout of the terrorists where they organize raids, kidnappings and attacks on hapless and innocent citizens and security forces.

"With this (clearing of terrorists) the surrounding communities would enjoy increased peace and security in their respective areas," Usman said.

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant-General, Kenneth Tobiah Jacob Minimah, was impressed by the professional manner in which this unprecedented feat was achieved and commended the troops for the success.

- CAJ News

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