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TROOPS KILL SCORES OF TERRORISTS, RESCUE GRANDMOTHER, DAUGHTER IN BORNO, YOBE

By Jutha Gupah, Maiduguri-February 11, 2018.
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole have killed scores of insurgents with
the rescue of a grandmother and daughter; in the ongoing operation
Deep Punch II of Sambisa Forest in Borno and Yobe states.
The terrorists were killed, while fleeing the forest through the
strategic military blocking positions in Goniri of Gujba council in
Yobe state.
Spokesman of 27 Task Force Brigade of Nigerian Army, Major Nureni
Alimi disclosed this on Sunday in a statement issued to journalists in
Maiduguri.
He said the terrorists in an attempt to penetrate through the troops’
lying in wait were mercilessly trashed death.
According to him, troops destroyed their vehicle-borne Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs), and neutralized quite a number; and wounded
several other escaping terrorists.
He said an anti-aircraft gun with long belt of ammunition, an AK-47
rifle and other items were recovered in ongoing counter-insurgency
operations.
On how terrorists were intercepted, Alimi said: “Preliminary
investigation reveals that some unscrupulous Boko Haram terrorists
informants might have hinted the terrorists that the troops had moved
along with their equipment out of the blocking position the previous
day; hoping that the penetration would been easy.
“The terrorists met gallant troops, who proved too impenetrable,
frustrated their efforts and cleared their doubts.”
He said the remnants of terrorists have resorted to marauding around
isolated communities and fleeing the theatre.
He claimed that the troops remained resilient and on high alert within
Sambisa Forest and its fringes.

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