- 27 Boko Harm terrorists have been killed in a joint operation by Nigerian and Chadian troops
- There was no loss of life on the part of the troops and various weapons were recovered from the terrorists
- Various coordinated military operation are ongoing to deal with terrorists fleeing from the onslaught of the MJTF
Nigerian and Chadian troops killed 27 Boko Haram terrorists in a joint clearance operations, destroyed gun trucks and recovered arms and ammunition belonging to the terrorists.
The acting director, Army public relations, Colonel Sagir Musa, confirmed this in a statement released on the Army’s Facebook page on Monday, April 15.
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Legit.ng notes that Musa said the troops’ encounter with the terrorists took place in the northern part of Wulgo, Tumbuma, Chikun Gudu and Bukar Maryam villages.
He said that no casualty was recorded on the part of the Nigerian and Chadian forces.
Musa listed items recovered as five gun trucks, five AK 47 rifles, one automatic revolver Galil rifle, one G3 rifle, two general purpose machine guns and two anti-aircraft guns.
He said others were four rocket propelled gun tubes, one PK machine gun, one M21 rifle, one locally made dane gun, five rocket propelled gun tube bombs and 1000 assorted rounds of different calibre ammunition.
Also recovered from the terrorists were five AK 47 magazines, several links of 12.7 MM, one land cruiser buffalo, one Nissan GT, several motorcycles, one flag and a grinding machine, while one land cruiser was destroyed.
Musa added that a coordinated military operation is ongoing, especially in the fringes of Gombaru-Ngala and surrounding areas, to deal with terrorists fleeing from the Multinational Joint Task Force (MJTF)'s onslaught.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the chief of Army staff, Lt Gen Tukur Buratai, on Thursday, April 11, lauded the doggedness of gallant troops in the defeat of Boko Haram insurgents at Maisadari community in the outskirts of Damaturu, Yobe.
Lt Njoka Irabor, the acting assistant director, Army public relations, Sector 2 Operation Lafiya Dole, disclosed that the commendation was conveyed to the troops by the theater commander, Major General Benson Akinroluyo, in Damaturu.
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