Nigerian Army kills more Boko Haram fighters


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The Nigerian Army on Saturday said its troops recorded more successes in the ongoing clearance operation to route out remnants of the terrorists in Sambisa Forest.

The Director, Army Public Relations, Brig.-Gen. Sani Kukasheka, said this in a statement issued in Maiduguri.

Kukasheka confirmed the killing of seven Boko Haram insurgents and destruction of 23 assorted vehicles in the operations.

He disclosed that troops of Operation Lafiya Dole under the operation DEEP PUNCH II, on Friday attacked insurgents’ hideouts in Sambisa Forest and northern part of Borno.

He said that the troops with support of Nigerian Air Force killed seven insurgents while several others escaped with gun shot wounds, adding that the troops destroyed 11 gun trucks, 12 pick up vans and 30 bicycles while one gun truck and assorted ammunition were recovered in the operation.


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