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Nigerian Troops Kill 2 Boko Haram in Borno Recover Weapons


Two terrorists have been killed and weapons seized in Borno by the Nigerian troops.

The Army spokesperson, Colonel Sagir Musa on Monday said the troops of 26 Task Force Brigade killed the terrorists in an ambush conducted along Sabon Gari and Jirawa Village on Friday 28 June 2019.

According to him,the ambush was based on information from a “good Samaritan” in Borno who craved anonymity.

He said that the ambush which was in continuation of Operation Halaka Dodo was conducted in conjunction with some members of the Civilian Joint Task Force.

The army spokesman said the terrorists were scouting for soft targets especially vulnerable farmers to disrupt their farming activities with intention of kidnapping women and children to be enslaved as labourers on farmlands belonging to the terrorists.

He stated that at the end of the encounter, the troops recovered some items including one Ak 47 rifle without a butt, one Bajaj Motorcycle as well as clothing and laundry items.

As at the time of filing this report, troops were still on aggressive clearance patrols in the general areas with the view to flush out other fleeing bandits.

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