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Army: 2 soldiers died as troops repel Boko Haram attacks in Borno

Says terrorists’ attempted infiltration into Rann blocked

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The Nigerian Army said troops of the newly reinvigorated Operation Hadin Kai, successfully thwarted Boko Haram Terrorist’s attempt to infiltrate into Rann Town, the capital of Kala Balge LGA of Borno State on 1 May 2021.

Director Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima disclosed this in a statement, adding that two personnel paid the supreme price during another encounter in Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of the State.

The statement reads:

“The terrorists in their numbers attempted to disrupt the peace that has been enjoyed by the border town but were met with stiff resistance as the troops in the area took them on a fierce fire fight which lasted about an hour.

“The terrorists withdrew in disarray with a large number of them suffering fatal injuries leaving behind several weapons and ammunition including anti-aircraft gun barrel, AK 47 rifle, hand held communication radio and different calibres of ammunition.

“In a related development, on 2 May 2021, another band of Boko Haram Terrorists on a criminal mission attacked Ajiri town of Konduga LGA of Borno State.

“The terrorists having reached part of the town initially burnt 9 houses and killed some innocent residents before they were engaged by the troops deployed in the area.

“The retreating terrorists went away with various degrees of gunshot injuries while the gallant troops are on their chase. Unfortunately however, 2 personnel paid the supreme price in the resulting encounter.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff Lieutenant General Ibrahim Attahiru has commended the troops for their resilience and determination to keep their areas free of terrorists activities.

He further charged them to sustain the renewed vigour in discharging their duties.

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