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Boko Haram killed, as army frees 455 hostages

16 April 2016, 16:06

Borno – The Nigerian army moved swiftly to avert an attempted attack by Boko Haram militants on troops in Borno State on Friday.

According to Naij, the operation led to the death of at least 30 terrorists and the freedom of 455 hostages. 

In a statement, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, who is the spokesperson of the Nigerian army, said the terrorists from Samabsia forest failed in their attempt to bomb troops of the 121 Task Force Battalion.

"The ever alert and vigilant troops rose to the occasion and successfully repelled the attack… and recovered 4 AK-47 rifles, 3 AK-47 rifle magazine and 92 rounds of 7.62mm belt ammunition," Usman was quoted as saying.

Read more at Naij

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