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Nigerian troops kill 13 Boko Haram terrorists in Lake-Chad, arrest smugglers in Monguno


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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By Ibrahim Sulaiman

The Nigerian troops have killed at least 13 suspected Boko Haram terrorists in the Lake Chad area, with several others escaping with gunshot wounds.

A statement by the spokesman to the 8 Task Force Division Timothy Antigha said the successes were recorded in the last three days.

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“In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holding.

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“In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Similarly, troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines  and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck. In the same vein, troops destroyed 2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles.

“In a related development,  troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip off, rounded up 10 suspected  Boko Haram smugglers. The suspects comprising 6 females and 4 males were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with assorted household items, food stuff and 63,060 Naira cash.

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“The suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency” Mr Antigha, a colonel, added.

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