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Troops Intercept Fleeing Boko Haram Members

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The troops of the Nigerian Army have intercepted a group of terrorists who were escaping from their hideout in the Sambisa forest.

Then Acting  Director, Army Public Relations, Col. Sani Usman, said in an electronic mail on Friday, that the terrorists were intercepted by the troops of the of the 21 Brigade Bama, when they were passing through the Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest on Friday.

Usman said the soldiers “recovered a Toyota Hilux, 2 AK-47 rifles with registration numbers 58006915 and KO 35839, as well as 37 rounds of 12.7mm metal linked ammunition.”

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He said a soldier who sustained gunshot wound during the operation was on a stable condition.

“Troops of 21 Brigade Bama, under 7 Division area of  operational responsibility, in a blocking position, have at the early hours of today, cleared escaping Boko Haram terrorists that came through Sabsawa axis of Sambisa forest.” The statement read in part.


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