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Nigerian troops kill terrorists as notorious Boko Haram kingpin surrenders

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Nigerian troops kill terrorists as notorious Boko Haram kingpin surrenders

Troops of Joint Task Force North East Operation Hadin Kai, OPHK, have successfully carried out an ambush on suspected Boko Haram terrorists’ crossing point along Kuka in Konduga Local Government Area of Borno.

The director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Onyema Nwachukwu, made this known in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.

Mr Nwachukwu said the troops laid in wait for the marauding terrorists, before engaging them in a fierce firefight that neutralised two while others fled in disarray.

He said the gallant troops recovered 63 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one Improvised Explosive Device, IED shell, five Pento injections and the sum of N19,460.

“Similarly, following the aggressive operations of troops against Boko Haram terrorists’ enclaves, a notorious terrorist surrendered to troops of 222 Battalion at Geizuwa in Konduga Local Government Area.

“Items recovered from the suspect include one AK47 rifle, one magazine and 26 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition.

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“The suspect is currently undergoing profiling for further necessary action.

“The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Taoreed Lagbaja, has lauded the troops’ high level of alertness and fighting spirit.

“He urged them to sustain the momentum and ensure that remnants of terrorists and bandits in their areas of responsibility are completely cleared,” Mr Nwachukwu said.

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