- Counterinsurgency soldiers in the northeast have killed scores of terrorists in Borno state
- This was revealed by Colonel Aminu Iliyasu, the media coordinator of Nigerian Army Operations in a statement
- The soldiers also recovered items from the terrorists including one gun truck, arms, sophisticated weapons, 10 motorcycles
Nigerian Army soldiers of 25 Task Force Brigade deployed at Damboa in Borno state in conjunction with elements of the Civilian Joint Task Force have killed scores of terrorists.
The Sun reports that items recovered by the troops include 10 motorcycles, 2 AK 47 rifles, 1 Buffalo gun truck, mechanical tools, one anti-aircraft gun, 3 machine guns, 141 rounds of 12.7mm ammunition, one suicide vest, one Improvised Explosive Device (IED) box, and one pumping machine.
This was disclosed in a statement by the army operations media coordinator Colonel Aminu Iliyasu. He also revealed that the sophisticated weaponry was recovered from Boko Haram and Islamic State’s West African Province.
The media coordinator went on to list a number of wins the Nigerian Army has achieved in the ongoing war against insurgency and other society operations of the troops.
Similarly, Boko Haram terrorists in Borno state were on Tuesday, January 21, defeated and eliminated by officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The SARS personnel revealed that their victory came after a fierce gun battle with the insurgents in the Mainok Village of Maiduguri.
The officers, recounting their experience to top Nigerian Army personnel, said that the SARS men gallantly and bravely defeated the terrorists and recovered some weapons from them, including about four gun trucks.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that about 1,400 repentant Boko Haram suspects have been released and resettled back into the society by the Nigerian military, the Borno state government has confirmed.
Babakura Jato who is the state's commissioner for information made this known on Monday, February 10. In a reaction to the concerns of some Nigerians about the danger of releasing repentant Boko Haram suspects, Jato explained that most of the released persons were not Boko Haram members.
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