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Army kills 21 terrorist, recover arms in Yobe

Some recovered arms and ammunition from the operation

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole conducting Operation ‘Tura Takaibango’ have killed 21 terrorists and inflicted heavy casualty on Boko Haram/Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists in Geidam the Headquarters of Geidam LGA of Yobe State.

A statement by the Director, Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Mohammed Yerima says, the terrorist attacked the strategic border town on 23 April 2021 destroying three communications masts and looting shops.

According to the statement, troops stationed at the town supported by the Air Component of OPLD mounted a hot pursuit and closed up with the terrorists, recovering a gun truck with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it, eight AK 47 rifles with ten magazines as well as two Rocket Propelled Grenade Bombs (RPG) and five chargers.

Other items recovered are; over a thousand rounds of different calibres of ammunition, one Commando Mortar Tube, 3 IED blasting devices, tool boxes, communication radios and cell phones among several other items of value.

The statement adds that troops are still combing the area for possible discoveries as most of the terrorists escaped with various degrees of injuries from the resultant encounter. While 3 soldiers who had injuries in the operation were in stable conditions and receiving medical attention in a military facility.

Muzha Kucha

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