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Nigerian Troops Raid Boko Haram Hideouts, Kill Five

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Nigerian troops have killed a total five terrorists and captured one, Musa Abdulahi, after raiding Boko Haram’s hideouts in different parts of Borno State.

The Acting Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in an electronic mail on Sunday the Doksa, Biu Local Government Area operation in which two terrorists were killed and Abdullahi captured was carried out by the troops of the 231,331 battalions and some elements of the Armed Forces Special Forces 3 Division.

He said three insurgents were killed in Dure 1, Dure 2, Jango Dibiye.

Usman said the soldiers, who killed two and captured one in Doksa, also recovered two military uniforms, one General Purpose Gun, one AK 47 rifle and two dane guns from the Boko Haram fighters.

He added that the troops recovered 25 motorcycles, 30 bicycles and grinding machines as well as foodstuffs during the operation.

Usman said the troops discovered during the operations that the terrorists were also poisoning sources of water supply, apart from burying Improvised Explosive Devices in the areas.

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According to him, the troops encountered two of such devices and detonated them.

The Army officer said that the troops were in high spirits after the operations.

In another statement, Usman said that the troops of the 122 Task Force Battalion and the 26 Task Force Battalion carried out a major operation that resulted in the clearance of Boko Haram camps in Dure, Sambisa.

According to him, the camps were cleared in Dure 1, Dure 2, Jango Dibiye and others in the operational area.

He said the troops killed three terrorists, adding that three soldiers were injured during the attack and were being treated.

He said several items, including materials for making IEDs, grain storage facilities and two hand-held Motorola radios were destroyed by the troops.

Usman quoted the General Officer Commanding, 7 Division, Brig.-Gen. Victor Ezugwu, as saying that Dure 1 and Dure 2 were strongholds of Boko Haram in Sambisa.

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