Posted by News Express | 5 June 2015 | 2,993 times
Two suicide bombers leading a band of Boko Haram fighters were among over a score of the terrorists who died as troops succeeded in repelling the terrorist attack on Shetimari in Borno State yesterday evening.
Director Defence Information, Major General Chris Olukolade, broke the news in a statement just issued in Abuja. “Over 12 rifles and 1 machine gun were captured from the terrorists group as the attack was repelled. Also recovered from the group were rocket propelled grenades and some bombs,” he disclosed.
According to the Defence Spokesman, “Troops conducting mopping up operation are still combing the area while others are in pursuit of those who are on the run.
“Incidents of suicide bomb attacks were also recorded in Jimeta Yola and Maiduguri yesterday evening. Details are still forthcoming.
“Meanwhile, the offensive operations in Sambisa and other forest enclaves of the terrorists are continuing with intelligence activities, aerial surveillance and highly coordinated air bombardment backed by ground assaults. Details as operations progresses.”
•Nigerian troops in action against Boko Haram terrorists.
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