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Borno raids kill 40 terrorists

28 November 2013, 07:45Augustine Osayande

Abuja – More than 40 suspected members of the Boko Haram sect have reportedly been killed in air and land raids of the terrorists’ hideouts in the terror-ridden Borno State.

CAJ News gathered that the military recorded the major success in its war on terror when they launched the air and land raid on Bita village along Damboa- Gwoza road of the state.

Bita is a village which is located about 32 kilometres west of Gwoza, a town which is about 135 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. The town had witnessed series of attacks from the sect in recent times.

A security source who is not authorized to talk to the media revealed that the offensive was carried out earlier this week.

The raid follows a recent visit by the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Lieutenant General Azubuike Iherijika who challenged the military to be steadfast and more dedicated to the fight against the insurgents.

“The recent attacks launched by the troops of the Division beginning from this week was a huge success, as one of the stronghold/camps of the terrorists were destroyed with the killing of unspecified number of suspected Boko Haram insurgents,” said the source.

CAJ News could not get official confirmation as the lack of network in Borno State, as result of the state of emergency, made it impossible to contact security outfit spokespersons at the time of going to press.

– CAJ News


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