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Troops kill 48 Boko Haram members in Chibok

Nigerian Army in Troops deployed to Chibok under 28 Task Force Brigade of Sector 1 Operation reportedly kills 48 Boko Haram members.

This was revealed in a statement by Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima.

According to Yerima, the troops achieved the onslaught while acting on credible intelligence that some remnants of insurgents were in the town.

“The gallant troops laid ambush, engaged and overwhelmed the criminals with aggressive firepower, neutralising nine terrorists in the process while several others escaped with fatal gunshot wounds. The troops also recovered seven AK-47 rifles and freed three kidnapped victims,” he said.

“Similarly in another encounter, troops of 28 Task Force Brigade located in Askira equally laid a successful ambush along Askira-Chibok Main Supply Route and neutralised 39 terrorists,” the statement added, noting that eight kidnapped victims were also rescued from the terrorists while eight more AK-47 rifles with four magazines, among other items, were recovered

Yerima said the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru, appreciated the gallantry and dexterity of the troops and urged them to remain dogged and maintain their offensive posture in all operations until the area is rid of all remnants of terrorists.

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