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Boko Haram insurgents flee after Borno crossfire

15 July 2016, 21:30

Borno - An unspecified number of terrorists have escaped with gunshot wounds following an encounter with troops in Goneri, South West of Kukawa Local Government Area in Borno State.

Troops of the 118 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, were involved in the battle, capturing two gun trucks in the process.

Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Col Sani Kukasheka Usman, said an unconfirmed number of the terrorists escaped with gunshot wounds, abandoning a Buffalo Land Cruiser gun truck mounted with anti-aircraft weaponry.

Also read: Soldiers killed in gunfire exchange with Boko Haram

Some 1 600 rounds of 12.7mm armour piercing incendiary (API) ammunitions, 563 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition for General Purpose Machine Guns and 57 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition have been recovered.

Usman added the troops also recovered a motorcycle, seven jerry cans of oil, a pair of Nigerien Army uniform, two Cameroonian telecommunication service providers SIM cards, as well as a pair of the Boko Haram terrorists Special Forces uniform.

Usman said the troops are further exploiting the situation while troops of 157 Task Force Battalion  are blocking likely escape routes of remnants of the terrorists in Mile 90, Yoyo, Barwati and Kekeno villages.

- CAJ News


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