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Nigerian troops kill 2 Boko Haram terrorists in Gamboru, Borno State

The Nigerian Armed Forces on Wednesday said that its troops killed two Boko Haram terrorists as they moved in a convoy of seven-gun trucks and motorcycles in Gamboru, Borno State.

The terrorists were heading towards the 3 battalion Quick Response Force Super Camp 11 in Gamboru.

In a statement, Acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Bernard Onyeuko said that during the “fierce encounter,” while the two terrorists were killed, an unconfirmed number were wounded as the Nigerian troops gave a hot chase to the fighters.

According to General Onyeuko, “the criminals were over powered after which they took to their heels. They were aggressively pursued up to Wurge axis by the gallant troops/the Quick Response Force. The fierce fire fight led to the death of two terrorists an uncomfirmed number were wounded. Additionally, Three (3) Gun Trucks, Two (2) Anti Aircraft Guns, Two (2) AK 47 Rifles, One (1) HK 21 Rifle and One Rocket Propelled Grenade Tube were abondoned by the terrorists and recovered by the troops. Other items recovered are – Multi Links, Ten (10) 1.5 MM Ammunition, Two (2) Magazines and a Bluetooth Speaker with Boko Haram Terrorists’ victory song.”

Stating that “no soldier lost his life or wounded, and no equipment was lost during the battle,” he added that on “the 6th of April 2020, combined troops of 403 Special Forces Brigade Baga and Niger Republic troops assisted by the Air Task Force Operation LAFIYA DOLE decisively pounded some Boko Haram/ISWAP Criminals at Kure village along Tumbun Rago and Tumbun Fulani general areas of Borno State leading to the death of One (1) terrorist and the recovery of One (1) AK 47 Rifle, a Gun Truck, Anti Aircraft and Light Machine Guns among others.”

Onyeuko called on the general public to continue to support the war against insurgency in Nigeria by providing useful information to security agents that will aid in the defeat of terror in the country.

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