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Troops Overwhelm Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists in Shootout; kill 2.

Boko Haram terrorists fleeing from the ongoing clearance operation in one of their hideouts in Gambo Yukku forest have been killed by troops of 5 Brigade Garrison, Gubio, Borno State.

Troops were on routine patrol in Aisaram village, Gubio Local Government Area, as part of the clearance operations, when at about 6.20 am this morning, 2 Boko Haram terrorists riding horses attempted to outflank them, but were spotted by vigilant troops and shot during the fire fight.

Items recovered from the dead terrorists include an AK 47 riffle, a magazine with a single round of 7.62 millimeters ammunition and 2 machetes.

Other items recovered include 2 mobile phones, 2 horses and 7000 Naira cash.

No soldier sustained any injury or was lost during the operation.

Timothy Antigha, Colonel-

Deputy Director, Army Public Relations.

8 Task Force Division.


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