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Troops kill 25 terrorists in clearance operation in Borno – Army

The Nigerian Army troops of `Operation Tura Takaibango’ have killed 25 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa in Borno State.

According to a statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, on Wednesday in Abuja, troops captured cache of arms and ammunition during the clearance operation.

He said Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa are adjoining villages under Marte Local Government Area of Borno State.

The army PRO stated that two Browny Machine Gun, 20 AK47 Rifles, five FN Rifles, two 60mm Motar Tube and two General Purpose Machine Guns were recovered by the troops during the encounter.

Yerima said that the operation was conducted on Tuesday by the combined troops of Sector I, Operation Lafiya Dole and 402 Special Forces Brigade.

According to him: “Other weapons captured during the operation also include three Anti Aircraft Guns, two Automatic Grenade Launchers, two gun trucks and one CJTF Hilux amongst others.

“The troops not swayed by the success project further to ensure no elements of the terrorists were left within the area.’’

He said the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru expressed satisfaction on the operation, adding that he urged the troops to maintain the momentum.

According to the army spokesman, General Attahiru also instructed the troops not relent in their new offensive against the terrorists.


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