Boko Haram: Troops killed 4 terrorists, one soldier injured in Borno

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In furtherance of clearance operations, troops of the 8 Division Mobile Strike Team deployed at Forward Operations Base Mairari, on Sunday ambushed a Boko Haram terrorists’ cattle rustling syndicate.

It was learnt that the suspects were trying to cross into Maiduguri to sell the rustled cattle, at Lingir village.

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A statement made available to newsmen on Monday, by Col Timothy Antigha, Deputy Director Public Relations 8 Task Force Division said “during the encounter, the ambush party neutralized 3 Boko Haram terrorists, while some of them have escaped with gunshot wounds.

“The troops recovered 5 AK-47 rifles, 5 Magazines, 11 rounds of 7.62mm (Special) ammunition, 1 metal box containing clothes and a horse.

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“Unfortunately, one of our soldiers sustained an injury during the operation.

“The injured soldier has been evacuated to 8 Task Force Division Hospital and Medical Services at Monguno where he is receiving further medical attention.

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“The Mobile Strike Team also followed up with pursuit up to Buruwa village around Gassawa general area where they neutralized an additional Boko Haram terrorist and recovered an AK-47 rifle from him,” the statement read.

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