Troops intercept fleeing Boko Haram terrorists

Posted by News Express | 8 December 2015 | 3,176 times

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Fleeing Boko Haram terrorists attempting to escape from military onslaught in Sambisa Forest in Borno State through Pulka “were intercepted and decisively dealt with by troops in blocking position in the area,” the Nigerian Army disclosed this afternoon.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, said: “During the encounter many of the terrorists were killed while one was captured alive. The troops also recovered a General Purpose Machine Gun, several rounds of 7.62mm (NATO) ammunitions, 47 rifle magazines, 36 hand grenades and quite a number of Shilka gun empty shells.”

Col. Usman said that in a related development, troops “also dealt another decisive blow to the Boko Haram terrorists at Buni Yadi general area yesterday afternoon.” He said that during the encounter, “troops recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 boxes of 7.62mm ammunitions and some Improvised Explosive-making devices cords.”

•Photo shows Nigerian troops combing a Borno community for Boko Haram terrorists.

Source: News Express

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