Troops kill Boko Haram spy

Posted by News Express | 6 July 2016 | 2,190 times

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Troops fighting Boko Haram terrorists in north-East Nigeria have reportedly killed one of the terrorists’ spies.

Acting Director Army Public Relations, Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman, confirmed the development in a press statement issued yesterday that the patrol team of 157 Task Force Battalion, 7 Brigade, last Monday ambushed and killed a Boko Haram terrorists spy at Barwati village, Kukawa Local Government Area.

According to the statement, the insurgent, who was on reconnaissance mission to infiltrate the troops’ position, was killed while trying to gain entry into military location.

“The team recovered 1 AK-47 rifle, 59 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, one 40mm x 46mm BGL2 grenade, 1 bandolier and 3 AK-47 rifle magazines from him. Troops have intensified vigilance and high level of alertness as they continued with efforts of clearing the remnants of the Boko Haram terrorists in their Area of Responsibility’, the statement revealed.

Meanwhile, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt-Gen Tukur Yusufu Buratai, had reportedly paid a surprised visit to the military troops in Konduga last Sunday, when he joined the troops to break the Ramadan Fasting in their trenches.

Buratai interacted with the troops who are mostly from 103 Battalion in Borno State.

•Sourced from Nigerian Pilot. Photo shows Nigerian troops engaged in the war against Boko Haram.

Source: News Express

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