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DEADLY ENCOUNTER : Troops eliminate 3 Boko Haram fighters

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 DEADLY ENCOUNTER Troops eliminate 3 Boko Haram fighters

Nigerian troops have eliminated three Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists in a deadly encounter in Borno State.

Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Onyema Nwachukwu, who made this known in a statement on Saturday, said one AK 47 rifle, a truck, two motorcycles, were also recovered from the terrorists.

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The statement read : “Troops of 5 Brigade, Sector 3 Joint Task Force(JTF), North East Operation HADIN KAI, while consolidating on their dogged push to deplete Boko Haram(BH) and Islamic State West Africa Province Terrorists (ISWAP) in Borno State, recorded a decisive victory against the terrorists in Damask on Friday 7 January 2022.

“The gallant troops, while conducting clearance operations, code named Operation DOMINANCE I, came in contact with the terrorists at an illegal market operated by the terrorists in Gallo Malawari Village. In the fierce encounter, three BH/ISWAP terrorists were neutralized, while others, bowing to superior firepower retreated in disarray.

“Troops recovered one AK 47 Rifle, a truck, two Motorcycles, four empty magazines and rounds of 7.62mm ammunition amongst others.”

 

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