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JUST IN: Nigerian Army makes ‘unprecedented recovery’ of armoured vehicle, arms

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Jaafar Jaafarhttps://dailynigerian.com/
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Troops of 25 Task Force Brigade, 7 Division of the Nigerian Army, on Wednesday recovered an armoured fighting vehicle, trucks, arms and ammunition.

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The items recovered include 9 AK-47 rifles, 3 Fabrique Nationale rifles, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, 1 Mortar Tube, 1 Shilka, 1 Gun truck mounted with Anti-Aircraft Gun and 2 Hilux vehicles.

Troops displaying some of the recovered items on Wednesday

A statement by the spokesman of the Nigerian Army, Sani Usman, said the Nigerian Army made the recovery was made by the troops on Operation Lafiya Dole when they encountered Boko Haram terrorists during clearance operation at Dulsa and Buk, Damboa Local Government Area of Borno State.

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“At Dulsa this morning, the troops cleared the hideout of the terrorists during which they neutralized 6 Boko Haram terrorists, recovered 1 Light Machine Gun, 2 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tubes and 1 Extra Anti-Aircraft Gun Barrel.

“The troops also encountered Boko Haram terrorists camp at Buk where they were engaged by the terrorists.

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“During the encounter, the troops neutralized large number of the Boko Haram terrorists and wounded several others.

“Unfortunately however, 3 soldiers paid the supreme price, while 5 others were wounded in action. Similarly, 1 Mine-Resistant, Ambush-Protected vehicle belonging to the Brigade was badly damaged.

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“The bodies of the late soldiers and those that sustained injuries have since been evacuated.

“The wounded soldiers are in stable condition,” the statement added.

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