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BORNO: Troops kill 48 Boko Haram members in Chibok

THE Nigerian Army recorded another success in his battle against insurgency yesterday when 48 Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised in an ambush attack along Chibok-Damboa axis of the state.

The troops that achieved the success was deployed under 28 Task Force Brigade of Sector 1 Operation Lafiya Dole.
Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier

General Mohammed Yerima, disclosed this in a statement on Saturday titled, ‘Troops Neutralise Scores Of Boko Haram Terrorists And Rescue Kidnapped Victims’.

Yerima said the troops achieved the onslaught while acting on credible intelligence that some remnants of insurgents were in the town.

He said, “The gallant troops laid ambush, engaged and overwhelmed the criminals with aggressive firepower, neutralising nine terrorists in the process while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered seven AK-47 rifles and freed three kidnapped victims,”

“Similarly in another encounter, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade located in Askira equally laid a successful ambush along Askira-Chibok Main Supply Route and neutralised 39 terrorists,” the statement added.

It noted that eight kidnapped victims were also rescued from the terrorists while eight more AK-47 rifles with four magazines, among other items, were recovered.

Yerima said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, appreciated the “gallantry and dexterity” of the troops and urged them to remain dogged and maintain their offensive posture in all operations until the area is rid of all remnants of terrorists.

Attahiru also reportedly appreciated members of the public for their continuous support to the troops and enjoined them to continue to provide credible information to the troops and other security agencies operating within their localities.

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