Troops neutralise 6, rescue 33

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Men of the Nigerian Army
Men of the Nigerian Army

By Johnson Eyiangho

Troops on clearance operations have neutralised six Boko Haram terrorists in Damboa and Bama Local Government Areas of Borno.

The troops also rescued 33 persons from the terrorists, including eight men, 12 women and 13 children.

Army spokesman, Brig.-Gen Texas Chukwu, who disclosed this in a statement, said the rescued victims had been profiled and handed over to “appropriate authority.”

Chukwu said that six Ak 47 rifles were recovered during the operations.

He said other items recovered were four magazines, 52 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition, one 36 hand grenade and three locally made Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

Also recovered in other locations, according to Chukwu, are two magazines, 22 rounds of 7.62 mm (special), 26 rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition., three improvised rounds of ammunition, three pairs of military uniform and one solar panel.


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