Nigerian Troops repel, kill more Boko Haram insurgents

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Chief of Army Staff, Gen T.Y. Buratai.

Nigerian Troops repel, kill more Boko Haram insurgents


The Nigerian Troops has repelled and killed more Boko haram insurgents who made desperate attempt to attack them while blocking position early this morning in Gwoza at about 5.00am and lasted for almost two hours.

A statement by Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman ,Acting Director Army Public Relations said although details are still being collated, “suffice to state that 7 terrorists were gunned down and the following weapons recovered; 1 Toyota Hilux vehicle, 11 AK-47 rifles, 1 Shilka Gun, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube, 6 hand Grenades. Others include several rounds of Shilka Gun and Machine Gun ammunitions.

“Presently, troops are on hot pursuit of the attackers into Sambisa forest with a view to eliminate all of them while the Nigerian Air Force is bombarding their locations.

“It will be recalled that the Boko Haram terrorists’ ability as a coherent fighting force has been degraded over time by troops through relentless attacks, patrols and aerial bombardments. The desperate attack today was a failed attempt to project an image of strength. It is part of the last struggles of a dying evil.” The statement concluded.

 

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