Nigerian Army kills suspected terrorists in firefight

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Troops of the Nigerian Army were reported to have killed no fewer than six suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province members.

The Director of Army Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday.

The troops, operating under the aegis of Joint Task Force, North East, Operation Hadin Kai, troops of 195 Battalion, Sector 1, in conjunction with elements of Civilian Joint Task Force at Dusman-Muna Garage, Borno neutralised four terrorists on Wednesday.

Nwachukwu said four AK-47 rifles and four magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, among others, were recovered from the terrorists.

“The terrorists who were on espionage along Damboa-Bulabulin-Maiduguri road ran into a fighting patrol team at Kukawa and were neutralised in the firefight that ensued with the troops.

“On further exploitation after the encounter, the gallant troops recovered from the terrorists, four AK 47 rifles and four Magazines, each loaded with 30 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition,” he said.

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