Troops intensify onslaught in North East, eliminate 75 terrorists

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Troops intensify onslaught in North East, eliminate 75 terrorists
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By Kingsley Omonobi – Abuja

Troops of Nigerian Military prosecuting the war against insurgency in the North East theatre have successfully neutralized 75 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists after several deadly confrontations in June just as more than 35 women and children held captive by the terrorists were rescued, the Military disclosed on Sunday.

Also, five Boko Haram criminals and a spy were arrested while seven other criminals including the wives of a local Boko Haram Commander in Adamawa state surrendered.

One Army officer was killed, a soldier was injured in action and several sophisticated weaponry and gun trucks including GPMGs, AA Guns, AK 47 rifles and logistics equipment were captured during the encounters

Making this known in Abuja, Major General John Enenche, Coordinator, Defence Media Operations said, “It is evident from recent encounters with Boko Haram/ISWAP that the resilience of the troops of Operation Lafiya Dole is being sustained across the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper