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Nigerian Army kills 5 insurgents, recovers weapons in Borno


Jaafar Jaafar
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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The Nigerian Army on Tuesday said it had killed five Boko Haram insurgents in separate operations in Bama Local Government Areas of Borno.

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Texas Chukwu, Director, Army Public Relations, who disclosed this in a statement in Maiduguri, said the insurgents were eliminated in Kote and Bula Dadobe communities in the LGA.

Mr Chukwu, a brigadier-general, said joint operations, titled “Operation RAINBOW 15” which was conducted between Saturday Sept. 15 and Sunday Sept. 16, came on the heels of the discovery of makeshift bases, established by the terrorists in Yabiri Kote and Bula Dadode from where they launched attacks on villages in Cameroon and Nigeria.

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He added that items recovered from the terrorists included 3 AK 47 rifles, two Improvised Explosive Device Shells, one primed Improvised Explosive Device Belt, two motorcycles, eight bicycles, flag as well as IED vest.

“Members of the general public are advised to report any suspicious movement or activities to law enforcement agents for prompt action,” he said.

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