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Troops kill 10 Boko Haram terrorists, arrest two

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Soldiers battling Boko Haram in Borno State have killed 10 of the terrorists, captured two alive and freed a woman and her baby held captive. This was during a sweep of the insurgents’ den in Gamboru Ngala Local Government area.

Army spokesman, Colonel Sani Usman said troops also recovered six  AK-47 rifle magazines, 56 rounds of 7.62m (Special) rounds of ammunitions, one bundle of detonating cord, a manual on how to prepare Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs),  two rifle magazine pouches, a Techno IPad, a Nokia mobile telephone handset and 1 Gionee mobile telephone handset.

Also seized were one Digital Multimetre, six SIM cards, three Memory cards and one Airtel Modem.

He said that the arrested suspects are undergoing preliminary interrogation while the rescued woman and her child are receiving attention pending onward movement to an Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) Camp.

He added: “Similarly, another element of the Battalion also conducted another fighting patrol to Wumbi village based on received information on the presence of remnants of  Boko Haram terrorists in the area. The patrol team recovered 157 rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunition and 37 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition.

“Also, troops of 22 Brigade Garrison intercepted 15 IDPs, all male adults, approaching Dikwa from Mudu Kasa village. They revealed that some Boko Haram terrorists occasionally visit and terrorise their village and forcefully collect food and valuables. They further alleged that   the terrorists came   in numbers with some of them holding AK-47 rifles, while others wielded machetes.”

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