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Nigerian soldiers kill 25 Boko Haram terrorists in Marte

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The Nigerian Army has disclosed it killed 25 members of the terror groups, Boko Haram / ISWAP in an operation around Chikun Gudu and Kerenoa, Borno State.

This was contained in a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Mohammed Yerima, on Wednesday in Abuja.

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

He explained further that the soldiers commandeered two Browning machine guns, 20 AK-47 rifles, five FN rifles, two 60mm mortar tubes, and two general-purpose machine guns from the terrorists.

The statement added, “Other weapons captured during the operation 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.”

Mr. Yerima noted that the Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Ibrahim Attahiru, commended the troops and charged them to maintain the momentum.

The army chief also instructed the troops not to relent in their new offensive against the terrorists.

(NAN)

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