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Nigerian troops kill 20 Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in Baga, Borno State

The Nigerian Armed Forces on Monday morning said that its troops at Baga, Borno State killed 20 Boko Haram/Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists “criminals.”

However, nine soldiers sustained injuries during the operation.

Coordinator, Defence Media Operations, major General John Enenche, said in a statement that there was “no loss of lives” on the part of the Nigerian troops.

According to General Enenche, “in a decisive intercept offensive operation, troops of 130 Battalion with the support of Army Super Camp Baga, had a fierce encounter at the Northwest of Baga town with BHT/ISWAP Criminals on the 17th of May 2020.

“The criminals armed with mortars, rocket propelled grenades and small arms were heading to attack villages surrounding Baga, when the troops attacked their convoy with overwhelming fire power killing 20 BHT/ISWAP criminals, captured six AK 47 Rifles, 520 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition and five 36 hand grenades.

“However, nine of our gallant soldiers were wounded in action with no loss of life. They were  evacuated to Sector 3 hospital for treatment.”

The Defence Spokesperson stated that already, Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai has commended “the gallant troops for their professionalism and directs them to remain resolute towards eradicating the criminals from the Northeast.”

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