Abuja - Troops on fighting patrol along the Monguno-Brimari
road in Borno, on Thursday killed two suspected terrorists.
Col. Sani Usman, the army spokesman said in a statement in
Abuja that the troops of 8 Task Force Division, Nigerian Army killed the duo
after some terrorists suspected to be on a mission to loot logistics supplies
in surrounding villages, were intercepted.
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“On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops
in a shootout that lasted for about fifteen minutes before they were
overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.
“In the encounter, two insurgents were neutralized.
“The troops recovered weapons including one Fabrique
Nationale (FN) rifle loaded with a magazine containing 10 rounds of 7.62mm
(Special) ammunition, one AK-47 rifle and three magazines from the terrorists.
“Also recovered from the insurgents were two motorcycles,
various drugs, wrappers and clothes,” Usman said.
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