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Africa: Troops eliminate 8 Boko Haram in Borno, Yobe gunfight



Soldiers have eliminated eight members of Boko Haram terrorist group in latest battles in Borno and Yobe states.


A statement on Tuesday by the acting Director, Defence Media Operations, Brigadier General Benard Onyeuko, disclosed that the soldiers were able to put the militants in check during on Monday in the two North-East states of Yobe and Borno.


The statement read, “Troops of Operation Tura Takaibango, a subsidiary of Operation Lafiya Dole in the North-East has continued to degrade the Boko Haram/Islamic State’s West Africa Province criminals as they eliminate more Boko Haram/ISWAP terrorists in their enclaves at Chindila town in Yobe State and Mayankari in Borno State respectively.


“On January 25, 2021, at about 1pm, the gallant troops of 233 Battalion located at Babangida on an aggressive clearance patrol made contact with Boko Haram criminals at Chindila village. The troops engaged the terrorists with fierce volume of fire and neutralised five of them in the process while some escaped with gunshots wounds.


“Items recovered include; three AK-47 rifles, five Magazines, 17 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition. The gallant troops are in pursuit of the enemies and have continued to dominate the general area.”


Scores of bandits killed in Kaduna LGs, one arrested

Also, the Air Component of the Operation Thunder Strike on Monday neutralised scores of bandits terrorising some communities in four local government areas of Kaduna State.


The four LGs are Birnin Gwari, Giwa, Igabi and Chikun, according to the state Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan on Tuesday.


The commissioner identified the bombed hideouts of the bandits as Sarkin Pawa, Kwakwau, Beni, Kudame, Sikiti, Abulo, Gidan Amale, Old Dakolo, New Dakolo, Rishi, Akilbu, Kuna, Rugu and Kuzo. Punch

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