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Maiduguri-Damaturu highway: Soldiers, many terrorists die in gun duel


Soldiers and mobile policemen have cleared out remnants of Boko Haram terrorising motorists on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway.


Six soldiers were said to have been lost in the battle, with the insurgents recording a larger number of casualties, The PUNCH reports.

Security sources said the insurgents were engaged between Mainok and Benesheikh on the Maiduguri-Damaturu highway between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday.

The sources said the soldiers had engaged the insurgents in a shootout between 11am and 11.35am.

One of the sources said, “Two gun trucks were recovered, but six soldiers were lost in the gun duel, two corpses of Boko Haram were seen after the crossfire ceased but many corpses were taken away by the insurgents.”

He added, “Boko Haram equally suffered a high degree of injuries, many of them were seen leaping off in flight.”

The Commander of Rapid Response Squad in Borno State, Abioye Babalola, confirmed the incident but did not give details of the casualties from the military and security agencies. Punch

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