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NIGERIA: Army kills 37 B’Haram militants in Borno

The 7 Division of the Nigerian Army said on

Tuesday that it had killed 37 suspected Boko

Haram militants after an operation in Borno.

The Spokesman of the division, Captain Aliyu

Danja, made the disclosure in a statement in

Maiduguri.

"Based on available intelligence, troops of 7

Division of the Nigerian Army launched

attacks on a suspected Boko Haram camp

located in Alagarno in Borno.

"The operation, which commenced last

Monday, involved a coordinated ground and

air assault," he said.

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He said it was a coordinated attack by troops

of the 7 Div. in conjunction with 79

composite group of the Nigerian Air Force,

Maiduguri, aimed at destroying the terrorists'

camp.

"A total of 37 suspected Boko Haram militants

were killed in a gunfire exchange while several

others fled with gun shot wounds,'' the

spokesman said.

He also said that, "arms and ammunition were

recovered. Three Hilux vehicles and several

motorcycles belonging to the suspects were

destroyed.''

Danja also confirmed the killing of four

persons during last Sunday's attack by

suspected Boko Haram militants in Logomani

village near Gamboru-Ngala border.

"In the early hours of Sunday, suspected Boko

Haram terrorists numbering about 50, armed

with AK 47 rifles and rocket propellers,

blocked the Gamboru Ngala Dikwa Road at

Logomani village, killing four civilians and

injuring two.

"They also set ablaze four trailers, two fuel

tankers and snatched an Isuzu pick up loaded

with provisions,'' he said.

Danja said, "The attackers fled the scene on

arrival of troops of the 7 Div.

"Also, suspected militants attacked members

of youths vigilance group who were returning

from a funeral in Bama.

"Three members of the vigilance group were

killed and their vehicle set ablaze.

"Troops of 7 Division are currently conducting

aggressive patrol at the scene of the attack to

trace all suspected hide outs of the

militants.''

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Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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