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Many feared dead as troops, Boko Haram battle in Borno

30 December 2016, 14:05

Maiduguri -  Despite claims that Nigerian troops army have routed Boko Haram terrorists from their forest bastion, Sambisa Forest, the war against them is far from over.

At least 15 Boko Haram fighters were killed in Borno on Friday as troops of Operation Lafiya Dole and the terrorists engaged in prolonged fierce battle in Borno State.

The battle ensued at 6 a.m this morning and did not end until after 9 a.m.

The battle according to Premium Times began when fighters of the terror group launched a surprise attack on troops location in Rann, in northern Borno, shooting sporadically.

The soldiers responded promptly, killing an unknown number of the terrorists, and wounding several others.

Also read: WATCH: Boko Haram commanders fleeing after military air strike

The battle raged for over two hours, and when the dust settled, several terrorists were found dead.

More than 15 of the Boko Haram fighters were killed in the battle.

Many other terrorists escaped from the scene with gunshot wounds.

Four Nigerian soldiers were, however,, wounded in action.

Arms and ammunition recovered from the terrorists to include two AK47 rifles, four FN rifles, one M21 rifle, 110 X 7.62MM NATO ammunition, 20 X 7.62MM special,, 40 X M21 rounds, 4 X FN extra magazine and two locally made explosives.

Friday’s battle came a day after the leader of the terror sect, Abubakar Shekau, appeared in a new video, claiming his group had not been defeated.




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