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Nigerian troops ambush terrorists in Borno, recover weapons

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By Ajogwu Jerry


A statement by Nigerian Army Acting Spokesman, Col Sagir Musa has disclosed the ambush of terrorist by troops during an encounter at Gworza Local Government Area of Borno State.


TheNigerian reliably gathered that the troops acted on credible information from good Samaritans hinting them of a planned attack by the terrorists. 


The terrorists had planned to attack 114 Task Force Battalion, E Company location at Izge village, in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State.


Troops of 143 Battalion subsequently laid an ambush on the terrorists withdrawal route along Kubu village on Tuesday.


“Consequently, the terrorists entered the ambush which resulted in the death of unconfirmed number of the criminals and the following items were recovered:

a. 4 x AK 47 Rifles

b. 1 x 81 Millimetre Mortar

c. Assorted ammunitions

d. 2 x Hilux Vehicles 

e. 1 x Pumping Machine


There was no casualty on the part of the national army”. 


The Nigerian Army, through the Theatre Command Operation LAFIYA DOLE has commended the gallantry of the troops while urging members of the public to cooperate with security agencies by providing useful and timely information. 


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