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Troops kill 3 Boko Haram terrorists on looting spree

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By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA-THREE members of Boko Haram fighters on a looting spree in Kalamari Village, about 30 Kilometres to Kukawa town of Borno State, met their waterloo yesterday, when troops of the Nigerian Army came in contact with them.

President Buhari interacting with troops deployed to curb the activities of bandits and criminals in Zamfara and neighbouring states under Operations Sharan Daji and Diran Mikiya, at Katsina Airport shortly before departing for Abuja on 25th Aug 2018

The terrorists, who were believed to have embarked on the mission possibly to refill their stock, were gunned down by troops of 82 Division Task Force Brigade deployed in Operation Lafiya Dole, on Sunday.

The troops, according to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Brigadier General Texas Chukwu, encountered the terrorists while on fighting patrol at Kukawa general area.

They were said to have got information on the terrorists’ activities in Kalamari village 30 Kilometres to Kukawa town Borno State.

The army statement said the terrorists were on a looting and extortion mission in the Kalamari village.

” During the encounter following a superior fire power of the troops, three members of the Boko Haram terrorists were neutralised, “Chukwu said, adding that items including three AK 47 rifle, two magazines and four rounds of 7.62mm ammunition were recovered.

” Meanwhile, the gallant troops have continued with aggressive fighting patrol, as efforts are on by the troops to track down other fleeing members of the Boko Haram terrorists from any hideout, after they successful extricating the villagers, “the statement said.

The statement urged members of the general public” to report any suspicious movements or activities in their general area to the law enforcement agents for prompt action.”

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