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More terrorists killed in fight to control Borno State

26 January 2015, 21:37

Abuja - The Defense has inflicted more casualties on terrorists that attempted to take over parts of Borno State, it said on Monday.

Figures could not be ascertained. It was reported earlier more than 70 terrorists had been killed. An unspecified number of soldiers were killed.

Also read: Maiduguri under curfew as Boko Haram threatens take-over

According to the statement issued by the Defense Headquarters, troops battled fleeing terrorists after reinforcements at outskirts of Maiduguri and Konduga.

"Substantial amounts of heavy weapons have been captured, as more terrorists died in the fight which lasted till early Monday morning," read a statement.

"Our forces also recorded some casualty. Meanwhile, ground troops are in charge and Airforce patrol still ongoing," the statement said

The Defense said more details would be released later. 

- CAJ News


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