Troops kill 13 terrorists, smash smuggling ring

Posted by News Express | 22 May 2017 | 1,741 times

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•Toyota Hilux vehicle seized from Boko Haram.

Troops of 8 Task Force Division Nigerian Army have killed 13 Boko Haram terrorists during a raid of their hideouts in the ongoing clearance operation around the fringes of Lake Chad.

Deputy Director Public Relations, 8 Task Force Division, Colonel Timothy Antigha, said in a statement issued on Sunday in Maiduguri: “In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralised 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. The suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency.”


Source: News Express

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