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Troops destroy Boko Haram training camp

Troops of Operation Lafiya Dole deployed at a Forward Operational Base in Benisheikh have uncovered a Boko Haram training camp where instructional training was provided to its foot soldiers.

Members of the Nigerian Armed Forces Sniper Unit stand in their ghillie suits at the African Land Forces Summit (ALFS) military demonstration held at General Ao Azazi barracks in Gwagwalada on April 17, 2018. / AFP PHOTO /

Troops uncovered the Camp located in a hide out in Afa general area on Sunday morning at about 9.30 am, following a tip off that insurgents were being trained in the hideout.

Armed with the information, troops immediately mobilised to the area where they conducted a cordon and search operation.

During the operation, troops encountered elements of Boko Haram insurgents who were withdrawing hastily from the camp. In the shootout that ensued, troops killed one of the insurgents and recovered one Dane gun.

Troops also rescued one Mallam Abba, who was held hostage in the camp by the insurgents.

The entire training camp has been destroyed by the gallant troops.


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