Yobe - The military has reported a soldier and vigilante member have been killed in an onslaught that has resulted in the uniformed forces killing an unspecified number of terrorists using women and children as shields in Yobe State.
Babbangida town is the headquarters of the Tarmuwa local council.
“Scores of heavily armed terrorists using women and children as shield died on Sunday when they attacked Babangida in Yobe State while their action was being foiled by troops on Sunday. Over 10 rifles and weapon accessories as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition and some Hand Grenades were also recovered from the terrorists as some of them fled with gunshot wounds,” the military stated.
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The Defence Headquarters added over ten rifles and weapon accessories as well as hundreds of rounds of ammunition and some Hand Grenades were also recovered from the terrorists.
It stated that three vehicles were also captured from the terrorists.
Babangida is some 50 kilometres from the capital city of Damaturu, which is a possible target of the terrorists.
- CAJ News