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Boko Haram: Nigerian Army kills 27 terrorists, seizes arms, vehicles in Borno


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Nigerian troops operating under Operation LAFIA DOLE, Sector 1, have killed 27 Boko Haram terrorists at Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages in Borno State.

A statement by the acting Director, Army Public Relations, Saghir Musa, said the soldiers who were on clearance operations in the area and in the fringes of Lake Chad, also recovered assorted arms, ammunition and other equipment from the terrorists.

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According to the statement, some of the recovered weapons include five Gun Trucks, Several Motor Cycles, five AK 47 Rifles, one Automatic Revolver Galil Rifle, one G3 Rifle, 2 General Purpose Machine Gun and 2 Anti-Aircraft Guns 4 Rocket Propelled Gun Tubes.

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Others include one PK Machine Gun, one M21 Rifle, one Locally Made Dane Gun, 5 Rocket Propelled Gun Tubes Bombs, one thousand Assorted rounds of different calibre ammunition, five AK 47 Magazines, Several Links of 12.7 MM, one Land Cruiser Buffalo, one Nissan GT, one Land Cruiser, one flag and a Grinding Machine.

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“Troops of Sector 1 Operation LAFIA DOLE, in a joint-clearance operations with Cameroon Defence Force, on the 13th of April 2019 had a fierce encounter with Boko Haram terrorists at the Northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages.

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“During the operations, 27 terrorists were sent to permanent discomforting sleep.

“There is no casualty on the part of the Nigerian and Cameroonian Forces.

“Coordinated military operation is ongoing especially in the fringes of Gombaru-Ngala and surrounding areas to deal with the fleeing bandits running out from Multi National Joint Task Force (Op YANCIN TAFKI) onslaught on their hideouts,” the statement read in part.

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