Troops foil Boko Haram attack, kill 5 terrorists

Posted by News Express | 2 August 2016 | 2,101 times

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The Nigerian Army says troops of Operation Lafiya Dole accompanied by Civilian JTF successfully thwarted an attempt by Boko Haram terrorists on Yauri community at the outskirts of Maiduguri city, Borno State on Monday at about 8:00pm.

“In the encounter, the troops killed five of the attackers and recovered two AK-47 rifles, one General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG), one 60mm Mortar Tube, one Fabrique Nationale (FN) rifle, two Dane Guns, two AK-47 rifle magazines, two FN rifle magazines, 131 rounds of 7.62mm  (NATO) ammunition, 31 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunitions, a 60mm Bomb and the sum of N31,275.00 from the terrorists,” the Army said in a statement issued on Monday night and signed by Acting Director of Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.

The Army also informs the public that “the general area is calm, while troops have deployed to maintain security in the village and environs.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops on the offensive against Boko Haram.

Source: News Express

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