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Sunday, 21 May 2017

Soldiers kill 13 Boko Haram; arrest 10 suppliers (photos)

Soldiers kill 13 Boko Haram; arrest 10 suppliers (photos)
The Nigerian army in its fight against terrorism killed 13 Boko Haram terrorist in an operation that also led to the arrest of 10 others engaged in smuggling of supplies to the terrorists (photos).

According to Premium Times, this was contained deputy director, public relations, 8 Task Force Division, who revealed that the operation was carried out on Saturday, May 20 around the fringes of Lake Chad.

He said: “In the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad, troops of 8 Task Force Division have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts and what is left of their logistics holding.”

“In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds.

“Similarly, troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck. In the same vein, troops destroyed 2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles.

“In a related development, troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers. The suspects comprising 6 females and 4 males were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with assorted house – hold items, food stuff and 63, 060 Naira cash.
Soldiers kill 13 Boko Haram; arrest 10 suppliers (photos)
“The suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency.”

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