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Troops kill Boko Haram terrorists in ambush, recover bicycles

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By Joseph Erunke

ABUJA—THE troops of Mobile Strike Teams, MSTs, 21, on Operation Lafiya Dole, deployed within the 21 Brigade of the Nigerian Army, killed a large number of Boko Haram terrorists, while other terrorists sustained gun shot wounds.

The successful operation, according to a statement from the Director, Army Public Relations, Brig-Gen Sani Usman, carried at the early hours of yesterday, was at a crossing point along Firgi-Banki Junction road, Borno State.

Following the development, the troops recovered the following items from the terrorists; 18 bicycles, 15 bags of grains, 17 gallons of grain, five empty gallons, six cutlasses, a sword, water bottles and pairs of slippers.

It will be recalled that the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, through the Theatre Commander, Operation Lafiya Dole, Major General Ibrahim Attahiru, recently inaugurated the Mobile Strike Teams.

The teams are highly trained and well equipped groups injected into Operation Lafiya Dole, with the mandate of securing the Main Supply Routes (MSRs) in addition to conducting limited clearance operations.

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