Soldiers kill two Boko Haram insurgents in Borno shootout

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Troops of 8 the Task Force Division of the Nigerian Army on Thursday intercepted a group of suspected Boko Haram insurgents allegedly on a mission to loot logistics supplies in surrounding villages.


Colonel Sani Usman, the Director of Army Public Relations Department, made the disclosure in a statement issued to newsmen in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Usman said that the troops were patrolling the Monguno-Brimari Road when the incident occurred.

The statement said: “On sighting the patrol, the insurgents engaged the troops in a shootout that lasted for about 15 minutes before they were overpowered by the superior fire power of the patrol.

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“In the encounter, two insurgents were neutralised and their weapons including one FN rifle loaded with a magazine of 10 rounds of 7.62mm special ammunition, one AK 47 rifle with 3 magazines were captured.

“Also recovered from the insurgents were 2 motorcycles, drugs, wrappers and clothes.”

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