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More insurgents killed in clashes with troops

11 February 2016, 07:31Augustine Osayande

Abuja - An unspecified number of terrorists have been killed following a raid by troops of the 212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade on some liars of the Boko Haram in Borno State.

During the operation troops seized a Hilux vehicle containing jerry cans of petroleum, oil lubricants and large quantity of 7.62mm ammunitions, 127mm ammunitions and AK-47 rifles, as well as hand grenades.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed the developments.

The Army spokesman said the seizure was made after the troops laid an ambush on some Boko Haram elements at a major cattle market in Gwai Mainari around Mainok general area.

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He added the ambush party was supported by a Quick Response Group.

“In continuation of their clearance operations of remnants of Boko Haram terrorists in the North East, troops of  212 Tank Battalion, 29 Task Force Brigade, early this morning laid an ambush on some Boko Haram elements at a major cattle market in Gwai Mainari around Mainok general area,” Usman said.

Without providing figures, Usman said some of the terrorists were killed while others escaped with gun shot wounds.

He noted that more operational strategies were being employed to further flush out the remnants of Boko Haram terrorists wherever they might be hiding in the North East.

- CAJ News


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