- Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole continues to neutralize Boko Haram terrorists in the northeast
- Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized in Adamawa state on Friday, April 6
- The troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists
Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole on Friday, April 6, neutralised suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Barkin Dutse area of Adamawa state following a distress call from hunters.
According to a statement sent to Legit.ng by the director army public relations, Brigadier-General Texas Chukwu, the terrorists on sighting the troops opened fire which resulted in exchange of fire.
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“Five Boko Haram terrorists were neutralized while some escaped into nearby caves during the encounter. Also, one hunter lost his life during the operation,” the statement said.
Items recovered include 5 AK 47 rifles and 5 magazines loaded with 22 rounds of 7.62 mm special ammunition.
Legit.ng gathered that the troops are currently in pursuit of the fleeing terrorists.
The statement advised residents in the area to report any suspicious movements in their domain to the security agency for prompt action.
Meanwhile, about 95 former Boko Haram fighters are set to be reintegrated into the Nigerian society after series of training, vocational skills acquisition, and rehabilitation courses.
The repentant terrorists were trained by the Nigerian Army wing charged with the responsibility of Deracialising, Rehabilitation and Reintegration (DRR) in Gombe state.
Legit.ng gathered that they were rehabilitated by instructors from departments and agencies from the federal government and the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) with the aim of retraining them to become law abiding citizens.
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