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Boko Haram terrorists attack army formation; 16 killed


Boko Haram terrorists attack army formation, leaving 16 of them killed

Boko Haram terrorists, on Sunday, attacked military formation located in Kangarwa, Borno State keeping troops on their toes as the repelled the attack.

The attack was launched by the suspected terrorists at about 5:30pm on Sunday, 14th August 2016.

Following the attack, troops of Operation LAFIYA DOLE at harbour in Kangarwa yesterday launched an offensive on the remnants of the terrorists.

The troops dealt a decisive blow on the insurgents, by killing 16 of them and recovering arms and ammunitions from them.

Weapons recovered from the insurgents include 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade 7 tube, 1 Rocket Propelled Grenade bomb, 11 AK-47 Rifle, a 60mm Mortar tube, a dozen of 60mm Mortar bombs, a 36 Hand Grenade, 5 AK-47 rifle magazines, 1 Gionee Handset and 1 Bandolier.

The troops recovered this vehicleThe troops recovered this vehicle

According to Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, during the encounter, an officer and 11 soldiers were wounded in action.

They have all been treated at the unit’s medical facility and are all in stable condition.

The troops have continued to intensify vigilance and high level of alertness through patrols and reconnaissance.

It is in line with that the troops went on fighting patrol to Dogon Chikun.

They recovered one vehicle and rescued 5 people from the Boko Haram terrorists.

In another development, as part of ongoing Operation Lafiya Dole clearance operations, Troops on patrol rescued 28 persons comprising 2 men, 9 women and 17 children in Borno

Troops on patrol also rescued 28 persons comprising 2 men, 9 women and 17 children of which there were 8 males and 9 females same at Bama Local Government Area, Borno State.

In yet another encounter, in Dikwa, troops also recorded influx of 37 IDPs comprising 2 men, 12 women, 12 boys and 11 girls from Gulumba Gana village.

Gana is about 45 kilometres astride Gulumba-Kumshe road axis, Bama Local Government Area. 

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