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Troops kill four Boko Haram members in Borno

By news desk


Troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions of Operation LAFIYA DOLE in northern Borno have neutralised four Boko Haram terrorists during an encounter at Mallam Fatori, a border town in Abadam Local Government Area of Borno state.

It was learned that members of Boko Haram terrorists attempted to attack the town taking advantage of darkness but met their Waterloo in an encounter with gallant troops of 118 and 119 Task Force Battalions.

The vigilant troops engaged the terrorists yesterday with heavy fire power and instantly despatched 4 of the attackers to the great beyond, while some of them escaped with gunshot wounds.

Eyewitness disclosed that fleeing surviving terrorists abandoned some of their weapons and equipment which were recovered by the troops. The recovered items include, one Light Machine Gun, one Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 (RPG 7) tubes, three Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs, three Rocket Propelled Grenade Chargers, a belt of 200 rounds of 7.62 mm (NATO type) ammunition, five rounds of 12.7mm ammunition and four Hand Grenades.

The gallant troops are unrelenting and are further exploiting their success, as they engage in hot pursuit of the fleeing insurgents.

Meanwhile, Three soldiers however sustained various injuries during the encounter. They are all in stable condition and receiving medical attention.

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