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Troops kill 75 Boko Haram terrorists- Army

The Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole killed 75 Boko Haram terrorists and recovered weapons in the northeast, during 17 separate encounters from June 1 to June 30, 2020.

A statement by the Defence Media Operations, Major General John says the terrorists were killed in an ongoing offensive in the region that resulted in casualties on men and equipment as well as capture or surrendering of some of their fighters.

Weapons recovered from the insurgents, according to Gen, John Enenche, include one Anti-Aircraft Gun, 13 AK 47 Rifles, one Sniper Rifle, 21 locally made guns, 2 Dane guns and one Rocket Propelled Gun.

Others are three hand grenades, five Rocket Propelled Gun bombs, 205 rounds of Anti-Aircraft ammunition, 1018 rounds of 7.62mm Special ammunition and two Boko Haram flags.

The defence spokesman explained that one Gun Truck, one Vehicle Borne Improvised Explosive Device, one Toyota Starlet car and several makeshift structures belonging to the terrorists were also destroyed by the gallant troops within the period.

He, however, regretted that during the period, one of their officers was killed and another injured in the process with 35 people rescued. Amongst those rescued are 18 women, 16 children and one adult male.

Speaking further, Enenche said four insurgents including two women were captured and later identified to be the wives of the local Boko Haram commander at Gajingi in Madagali Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

Similarly, The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai has commended troops of the Operation Lafiya Dole for their resilience in the counter-terrorism war in the northeast.

In a statement on Sunday by the coordinator of Defence Spokesman, Major General John Enenche said Gen. Buratai commended the troops for the continued demonstration of patriotism in crushing the remnants of the Boko Haram/Islamic State of West Africa Province.

The COAS, however, asked the soldiers to sustain the military onslaught against the terrorists while reiterating his commitment to ending the insurgency war in the region.

He also asked the troops “to remain resolute in curtailing the activities of terrorists and their collaborators in the North-East zone of the country.”

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