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12 Suspected Terrorists Killed In Borno

The Nigerian Army on Monday said troops, in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation Hadin Kai, killed 12 suspected Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province members during a gun battle in Borno State.

The suspected terrorists were said to have attempted an attack on one of the military operational bases in Bula Yobe but fled following the resistance from the troops.

However, two soldiers were killed and five injured during the encounter.

According to a statement by the Director of Army Public Relations, Onyema Nwachukwu, the injured troops were receiving medical attention.

He added that a Gun Truck, one Self Propelled Gun-9, one Dushika Gun and one mounted QJC Machine Gun, one Light Machine Gun and five AK 47 Rifles were recovered from the terrorists.

The statement was titled, ‘Operation Hadin Kai: Troops in conjunction with Air Component neutralise BHT/ISWAP terrorists in Borno.’

It read, “Troops of 152 Task Force Battalion in conjunction with the Air Component of Operation HADIN KAI on Sunday, 27 June 2021 dealt a devastating blow on marauding Boko Haram (BHT) and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) while attempting to infiltrate the Forward Operational Base at Bula Yobe in Borno State.”

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