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Military kills over 75 insurgents in Borno

By Ndahi Marama, Maiduguri

Military sources said yesterday that the Nigerian Army has killed more than seventy five Boko Haram terrorists. The sources said that troops of the 7 Division, Nigerian Army at Dogon wire along Maiduguri Damboa road in Borno killed the insurgents Wednesday night.

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A military officer who did not want his name in print first told our correspondent in Maiduguri that they gave security cover to the staff of Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to repair destroyed transmission cables at Damboa when they sighted groups of the insurgents coming towards them.

He said “we were on the electric tower on surveillance of any perceived threat, while the staff of the TCN were repairing the destroyed cables, when we sighted the insurgents coming in groups and we immediately opened fire on them”.

“We kept on firing but they continue  moving towards our position, then our commander ordered the armored tanker to start firing.   They still continued coming unabated until the commander ordered the artillery to shell them, that was when we cleared them”, the source said.

 


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