The Nigerian Army says its men killed seven Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in Azaya Kalmari village in Mafa local government area of Borno state on Friday, June 22.
The deputy director of public relations, theatre command Operation Lafiya Dole, Col. Onyema Nwachukwu, disclosed this in Maiduguri, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
Nwachukwu said that the troops encountered the insurgents at 12 pm while conducting clearance operation at remote villages around Mafa town.
“The gallant troops overpowered the insurgents in the ensuing firefight, killing seven of them.
“The troops also recovered two AK 47 rifles, one Ak 56 rifle and seven rounds of 7.62 mm (special) ammunition.
“Troops also successfully cleared Moduhum, Njimtulur, Hayaba Gana, and Hayaba Kura, Hashime, Azaya Kura and Azaya villages. All located in the outskirts of Mafa,” said Nwachukwu.
He added: “After clearing the initial resistance posed by the insurgents, the troops proceeded to further clear other surrounding villages including, Koshebe Kanuri, Buramburi Gana, Kashakasha, Ngudda, Kezamari, Kellori, koshiri and Ngwon villages, all located in the remote parts of Mafa local government area.
“The troops remain resilient as they continue the fighting patrol and taking the battle to the insurgents in their hideouts.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a Nigerian Army captain intentionally shot himself to death at the 7 Division Medical Centre in Maiduguri on June 18 after he was referred to the facility for medical examination and treatments.
The unnamed officer attached to troops operating in Mafa local government area of Borno state was reported to be on deployment in the North-east as part of the war against Boko Haram from the Nigerian Army 22 Armoured Brigade in Ilorin.
His name had, however, been withheld because it was not clear whether his family members had been notified.
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