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Army Clears Terrorists At Lake Chad Basin
The Nigerian army has continued to register successes in its counter insurgency operations in the North East, with no less than 18 Boko Haram terrorists killed in the Lake Chad Basin over the weekend.
Deputy Director, Public Relations of the 8 Task Force Division, Timothy Antigha, a Colonel, made this known on Sunday.
Antingha said the troops have continued to hit the few remaining Boko Haram hideouts in the area and what is left of their logistics holding.
“In the last 72 hours, gallant troops operating in Chikun Gudu, Tumbuma Karami and Tumbuma Baba have neutralized 13 Boko Haram terrorists, while many others escaped with gunshot wounds,” the army spokesman stated.
During the operations “troops recovered 3 AK 47 and 1 pump action riffles, assorted riffle magazines and 306 rounds of ammunition, tool box, deep freezer and a Toyota gun truck.”
Also, “2 other Toyota Hilux vehicles, 1 Toyota truck, 2 Motorcycles and 6 bicycles” belonging to the terrorists were destroyed.
Atingha also noted that “troops of 242 Battalion, acting on a tip off, rounded up 10 suspected Boko Haram smugglers, comprising 6 females and 4 males.
They were arrested in Monguno and Nolwodo Malgori with assorted house – hold items, food stuff and 63, 060 Naira cash.
“The suspects are being profiled to determine the extent of their involvement in Boko Haram insurgency,” he said.