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Army slays terrorists in Yobe State battle

07 October 2015, 08:00

Abuja - The Army has reported the killing of about 100 suspected Boko Haram terrorists as it repelled an attack by fleeing insurgents in Yobe State.

The clash between the troops from 120 Task Force Battalion troops and the insurgents occurred in Goniri in the early hours of Wednesday.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said seven soldiers died while 1 officer and 8 soldiers were wounded during the encounter.

Also Read: Army arrests more suspected Boko Haram collaborators in Borno

The Army spokesman added that sizeable arms, ammunitions and other equipment were recovered from the terrorists.

Usman said the troops had consolidated on the encounter and were more determined to defend their location.

Meanwhile, in a related development, troops of 21 Brigade on fighting patrol from Bama to Ngurosoye, destroyed Boko Haram terrorists camps along that axis.

Usman reiterated that the Nigerian Army along with the support of the Nigerian Air Force and other security agencies would not relent in its determined effort of defeating Boko Haram terrorists.





- CAJ News


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